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Sjuksköterskors kunskap om och attityder till undernärng
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

ABSTRACT

Background and aims: Nutrition is a part of the medical treatment, and also a part of the nursing

care. In spite of this, malnutrition is a common problem in the health care sector. Studies show that

nurses have too little knowledge about nutrition and malnutrition and that nutrition has low priority

in the daily work. The aim with this study was to find out the nurses self-reported knowledge about

and their attitudes towards malnutrition, nutrition screening, prevention and treatment of patients

with malnutrition.

Methods: A questionnaire was handed out to 65 nurses in two different care units and 36

questionnaires were answered.

Results: The respondents from the two care units self-reported their knowledge about nutrition and

malnutrition low. Most of the respondents stated to have a big need of education about nutrition

screening and more than half of the respondents stated that they have a need of education for

prevention and treatment of malnutrition. None of the respondents stated that there were good

routines to discover and treat malnutrition in their care units. Less than half of the respondents

stated that the patient´s nutrition had high priority to them.

Conclusion: The self-reported knowledge about nutrition and malnutrition, nutrition screening,

prevention and treatment of patients with malnutrition is low among nurses. There is a big need of

education about nutrition screening, prevention and treatment of malnutrition. Good and transparent

routines and policies for nutrition screening and treatment of malnutrition are missing. Patient´s

nutrition has low priority.To educate nurses within nutrition screening, prevention and treatment of

malnutrition and to implement clear and simple-to-use nutrition screening instruments seems to be

very important for improvement of patient´s nutritional care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
malnutrition, self-reported knowledge, nurses, nutrition
Keyword [sv]
undernäring, självskattad kunskap, sjuksköterskor, nutrition
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-203658OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-203658DiVA: diva2:637245
Subject / course
Caring Sciences
Educational program
Freestanding course
Uppsok
Medicine
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Available from: 2013-07-24 Created: 2013-07-17 Last updated: 2013-07-24Bibliographically approved

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