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Resident complaints about the nursing home food service: relationship to cognitive status.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19251880     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Most nursing home (NH) residents are not interviewed about their satisfaction with the food service due to cognitive impairment. The purpose of this study was to determine the proportion of NH residents able to complete a structured interview to assess food complaints when no cognitive status criteria were used to exclude residents from interview. Eighty-nine percent of 163 residents were able and willing to complete the interview, and 65% expressed complaints about the NH food service. Residents who expressed complaints ate less of their meals, had less cognitive impairment, and had more depressive symptoms than those who did not. This study shows that the majority of NH residents are able to reliably answer questions about their satisfaction with the food service, regardless of cognitive status, and the presence of complaints is related to poor meal intake and depressive symptoms.
Authors:
Sandra F Simmons; Patrick Cleeton; Tracy Porchak
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-02-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences     Volume:  64     ISSN:  1758-5368     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-20     Completed Date:  2009-05-11     Revised Date:  2013-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508483     Medline TA:  J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232-2400, USA. sandra.simmons@vanderbilt.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Attitude*
Body Weight
Consumer Satisfaction*
Dementia / diagnosis,  psychology
Depression / psychology
Drinking
Eating
Female
Food Services*
Homes for the Aged*
Humans
Interview, Psychological
Male
Menu Planning*
Nursing Homes*
Nutrition Assessment
Quality of Life / psychology
Statistics as Topic
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
AG01026-01A1/AG/NIA NIH HHS; AG10415/AG/NIA NIH HHS
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