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Assistance at mealtimes in hospital settings and rehabilitation units for older adults from the perspective of patients, families and healthcare professionals: a mixed methods systematic review protocol

Edwards, Deborah Jayne, Carrier, Judith Angela Kathryn and Hopkinson, Jane B. 2015. Assistance at mealtimes in hospital settings and rehabilitation units for older adults from the perspective of patients, families and healthcare professionals: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 13 (11) , pp. 17-32. 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2425

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Abstract

REVIEW QUESTION / OBJECTIVES The review question is: assistance at mealtimes for older adults in hospital settings and rehabilitation units: what goes on, what works and what do patients, families and healthcare professionals think about it? The specific objectives are: To determine the effectiveness of meal time assistance initiatives for improving nutritional intake and nutritional status for older adult patients in hospital settings and rehabilitation units To identify and explore the perceptions and experiences of older adult patients and those involved with their care with regard to assistance at mealtimes in hospital settings and rehabilitation units This mixed methods review seeks to develop an aggregated synthesis of quantitative and qualitative data on assistance at mealtimes for older adults in hospital settings and rehabilitation units in order to derive conclusions and recommendations useful for clinical practice and policy decision making.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mealtime assistance; feeding assistance; mealtimes; hospitals; older adults; elderly; volunteers; protected mealtimes; supervised dining rooms; red trays; facilitators; barriers; rehabilitation units; carers; family members; nutritional status; nutritional intake.
Publisher: The Joanna Briggs Institute
ISSN: 2202-4433
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2019 10:13
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/85903

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