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The shortened food expectations--Long-term care questionnaire: Assessing nursing home residents' satisfaction with food and food service.
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PMID:  17112138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lack of nursing home resident satisfaction with meals often results in reduced food intake, leading to poor nutritional status, weight loss, functional decline, and depression. The purpose of this article is to describe the development and initial testing of the 28-item revised Food Expectations-Long-Term Care (FoodEx-LTC) questionnaire with a convenience sample of nursing home residents (N = 61). Because of possible respondent burden, the original 44-item, five-domain FoodEx-LTC was revised, resulting in the deletion of 16 redundant items and those with inter-item correlations less than .25. Coefficient alpha scores ranged from .65 to .82, and test-retest correlations ranged from .79 to .88, dependent on domain. This revised instrument has good initial validity and reliability, resulting in a shorter instrument that accurately assesses nursing home resident satisfaction with food and food service.
Neva L Crogan; Bronwynne C Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gerontological nursing     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0098-9134     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gerontol Nurs     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-20     Completed Date:  2006-12-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7510258     Medline TA:  J Gerontol Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-9     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Tucson 85721, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Food Services / standards*
Homes for the Aged / standards*
Nursing Homes / standards*
Patient Satisfaction*
Psychometrics / instrumentation*
Southwestern United States

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