Search for dissertations about: "Undernutrition"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 swedish dissertations containing the word Undernutrition.

  1. 1. Nutritional Screening of Older Patients Developing, Testing and Using the Nutritional Form For the Elderly (NUFFE)

    University dissertation from Institutionen för medicin och vård

    Author : Ulrika Söderhamn; Anna-Christina Ek; Margareta Bachrach-Lindström; Karin Axelsson; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; ageing; health; instrument testing; nursing documentation; self- care ability; sense of coherence; undernutrition; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Caring sciences Nursing; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vårdvetenskap Omvårdnad;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to develop, test and use a simple, clinically useful instrument for the nutritional screening of older patients. Four studies were performed, with a quantitative approach, in a geriatric rehabilitation ward in western Sweden. READ MORE

  2. 2. Functional and Nutritional Assessments in Geriatric Rehabilitation. A Feasibility Study

    University dissertation from Lund University, Department of Nursing, P.O.Box 157, SE-221 00 LUND, SWEDEN

    Author : Ingrid Poulsen; [2005]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Gerontologi; Gerontology; Feasibility; Geriatric rehabilitation; Functional status; Undernutrition; Effectiveness;

    Abstract : The aim was to evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of functional and nutritional assessments in geriatric rehabilitation in Copenhagen, Denmark, and in addition to study clinically identifiable risk factors for undernutrition, association between nutritional and ADL status, feasibility and effectiveness of nutritional intervention conducted by the nursing staff, and the nursing staffs attitudes towards nutrition-related assessments. Two data collections were conducted in the geriatric clinics in Copenhagen. READ MORE

  3. 3. Swallowing dysfunction among older people in short-term care prevalence, effect of intervention, and risk of mortality

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Patricia Hägglund; Eva Levring Jäghagen; Per Wester; Mary Hägg; Karin Brunnegård; Per Östberg; [2019]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; swallowing disorder; dysphagia; elderly care; intermediate care; undernutrition; oral health; treatment; rehabilitation; quality of life; mortality risk; survival;

    Abstract : Objectives: Swallowing dysfunction (dysphagia) is a common, but often neglected condition among geriatric patients that can cause severe complications such as malnutrition, aspiration pneumonia and death. The aims of this thesis were to (i) describe the study design and method of the multidisciplinary and multicenter project SOFIA (Swallowing function, Oral health, and Food Intake in old Age), (ii) study the prevalence of and the relationship between swallowing dysfunction and risk of undernutrition among older individuals in short-term care, (iii) study the effect of oral neuromuscular training on swallowing dysfunction among older individuals, and (iv) to investigate the association between poor oral health, swallowing dysfunction and mortality. READ MORE

  4. 4. Stunted growth in children from fetal life to adolescence Risk factors, consequences and entry points for prevention - Cohort studies in rural Bangladesh

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Pernilla Svefors; Katarina Ekholm Selling; Eva-Charlotte Ekström; Torbjörn Lind; [2018]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; stunting; linear growth; child health; undernutrition; Bangladesh; cost-effectiveness; data mining; puberty; prenatal interventions; global health; Medicinsk vetenskap; Medical Science;

    Abstract : Stunted growth affects one in four children under the age of five years and comes with great costs for the child and society. With an increased understanding of the long-term consequences of chronic undernutrition the reduction of stunted growth has become an important priority on the global health agenda. READ MORE

  5. 5. Eating problems and nutritional status after stroke

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Karin Axelsson; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; eating problems; stroke; training in eating; nutritional status; undernutrition; dysphagia; oral apraxia; oral agnosia; nursing diagnosis; prognosis;

    Abstract : Eating problems and nutritional status were studied in a consecutive series of 104 stroke patients admitted to emergency hospital care. During their stay in hospital eating problems were observed in 46 patients. READ MORE