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The importance of combating malnutrition in care

The importance of combating malnutrition in care

Ojo, Omorogieva ORCID: 0000-0003-0071-3652 (2016) The importance of combating malnutrition in care. Nursing and Residential Care, 18 (11). pp. 592-595. ISSN 1465-9301 (doi:

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Malnutrition results from a deficiency of macronutrients (energy and protein) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), that may impact on body composition, function and/or clinical outcomes (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, 2006). A range of factors, including impaired food intake (seen in individuals who are anorexic or have difficulties swallowing), increased nutrient requirements (seen during infection) and/or loss of nutrients which may be present in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease, have been known to cause malnutrition (Dunne, 2009).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malnutrition; Residential Care; Elderly
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2018 09:56
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