Undernäring på äldreboenden: En kvalitativ studie om hur nutritionsansvariga arbetar för att förebygga undernäring hos patienter på äldreboenden
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Broeng, K. (2015). Malnutrition in the elderly care. A qualitative study about how nutrition managers works preventively against malnutrition with patients in the elderly care. Bachelor thesis in Public Health science. Department of work- and public health science. The academy of health and working life. University of Gävle, Sweden The aim of the thesis was to describe how nutrition managers in the elderly care works preventively against malnutrition and also to describe the barriers that the nutrition managers considers to be common in the work with preventing malnutrition. Qualitative method with individual semistructured interviews was used and later on, the material was analyzed by a thematic analysis. Four people in the charge for elderlys nutrition in the elderly care was interviewed. The results found that nutrition managers in the elderly care, among other things, works preventively against malnutrition for the elderly by making estimations if the elderly are at risk of malnutrition. The results also found that meals for the elderly are in some cases planned by recommendations by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare and the Swedish National Food Administration (NFA) and also some activities around meals that was planned were based on NFAs recommendations for prevention of malnutrition. Another thing the results found was that a big part of the nutrition managers working with prevention of malnutrition was to teach and motivate the other staff in the elderly care to work preventively against malnutrition, because the nutrition managers perceived that the staff did not have enough motivation and knowledge about the subject.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 18 p.
Undernäring, Förebyggande arbete, Äldreboenden, Måltidsplanering
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-20034Archive number: SGHPK-2015-18OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-20034DiVA: diva2:842156
Subject / course
Public health science