Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Development of a nutrition assessment form for long-term care facilities emphasizing inflammation markers and utilizing the nutrition care process
by Schimek, Jessa Leona, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 68; 1504533
Abstract (Summary)

Malnutrition and inflammation are prevalent in the long-term care (LTC) population and have a great impact on the quality and length of life. Nutrition provides the common link between these areas. Literature defines and illuminates the needed components of a tool for a registered dietitian to assess elderly patients in a LTC facility. Few available forms, if any, incorporate the current Nutrition Care Process (NCP) and Minimum Data Set (MDS), while also addressing inflammation and fluid status, specifically for the LTC population.

The purpose of this project was to create a nutrition assessment form to incorporate a full subjective and objective review, with attention to inflammatory identification that incorporated NCP and MDS triggers. The goal of developing this assessment tool was to provide a form to appropriately assess factors related to elderly patients in a LTC facility in order to implement the most fitting intervention and plan.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reiboldt, Wendy
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health sciences, Nutrition
Publication Number: 1504533
ISBN: 978-1-124-99475-8
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