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Developing and testing the Nutritional Form For the Elderly
Norra Älvsborgs Länssjukhus, Department of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation.
University West, Department of Nursing.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3158-9981
2001 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, ISSN 1322-7114, E-ISSN 1440-172X, Vol. 7, no 5, 336-41 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Undernutrition among elderly patients is a significant problem in nursing care. The aims of this study were to develop and test an instrument for identifying actual and potential undernutrition among elderly patients in clinical nursing care. A Likert-type scale consisting of 15 items was constructed. A consecutive sample of 56 elderly patients (>65 years) in a geriatric rehabilitation ward in western Sweden were interviewed with the instrument. The data were mainly analysed with non-parametric statistical methods. The results showed that the instrument was a fairly reliable scale with a Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0.72. Evidence of validity concerning face validity, criterion-related validity-including concurrent and predictive validity-and construct validity was shown in the study group. Further testing is required if the instrument is to be used in clinical nursing care and research.

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2001. Vol. 7, no 5, 336-41 p.
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aged, nursing, nutrition, scale-testing
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Nursing
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NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-1773DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-172X.2001.00296.xPubMedID: 11811432OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-1773DiVA: diva2:242032
Available from: 2009-10-06 Created: 2009-10-02 Last updated: 2015-04-29Bibliographically approved

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