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Identification of nutrition risk in hospitalised older adults at North Shore and Waitakere hospitals, Auckland, New Zealand

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posted by WM Admin on 2015-06-22 11:39:07.613

Authors

Julia Buhs-Catterall

Year of Publication

2015

Source

Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics thesis, Massey University, Albany

Publication Type

Thesis

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

The author investigated the prevalence of nutrition risk among older adults in the Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation (AT&R) wards at North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals. The author concludes that "... a high prevalence of older adults admitted to AT&R wards may be at nutrition risk. This highlights the importance of patients being screened for nutrition risk on admission to AT&R wards, since poor nutrition status has far-reaching consequences. Patients can then be promptly referred to a dietitian for nutrition intervention to improve patient outcomes".

How to Access

This thesis can be downloaded and read in free full text at: http://hdl.handle.net/10179/6718