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Nutrients intake in elderly residing in Lebanese nursing homes

Show simple item record Doumit, Jacqueline Nasser, Ramzi 2019-02-04T07:30:22Z 2019-02-04T07:30:22Z 2017-09-29
dc.identifier.citation Jacqueline Doumit, Ramzi Nasser, (2017) "Nutrients intake in elderly residing in Lebanese nursing homes", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 47 Issue: 2, pp.217-228, en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess nutrient intakes in elderly living in Lebanese nursing homes (NHs). Design/methodology/approach: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 36 long-term care institutions from all over Lebanon. Out of 2,094 residents, 98 (69 women and 29 men) elderly met the inclusion criteria and successfully completed the interview question. Dietary food intake was assessed using the 24-h food recall. The analysis used a Chi-square test and independent samples t-test or Mann–Whitney test, as appropriate. Findings: A high percentage of elderly (reaching 100 per cent) had a low intake of energy, protein, linolenic acid, linoleic acid, fibers, vitamins and minerals, and the prevalence of nutrient inadequacy was significantly different between sexes for copper intake (p = 0.02). The results of this study highlight the nutrient inadequacies among the majority of elderly living in long-term care institutions and particularly in women and elderly residing in NHs located away from the capital Beirut. Originality/value: This study is quite original; this is the first study performed nationwide in Lebanon covering not only the largest number of NHs in various locations but also elderly under custodial settings and with diverse backgrounds. en_US
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dc.language.iso English en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Publishing Limited en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States *
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dc.source Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 47 Issue: 2, pp.217-228
dc.subject.lcsh Older people
dc.subject.lcsh Lebanon
dc.subject.lcsh Nutrition
dc.subject.other Long-Term Care--Aged
dc.title Nutrients intake in elderly residing in Lebanese nursing homes en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.provenance Lebanon
dc.provenance Oman

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