Prevalence and factors associated with feeding difficulty in institutionalized elderly with dementia in taiwan

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Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to establish the prevalence rate of feeding difficulty and to understand the factors associated with it among people with dementia. Design: A cross-sectional design was used. Setting: Five nursing homes in Taiwan. Participants: Ninety-three residents with dementia were enrolled. Measurements: Feeding difficulty was measured by The Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia (EdFED) scale. Data included demographics, nutritional data, cognition, and independence were also collected. Results: Residents with EdFED scores above five had significantly longer duration of dementia (56.3±27.4 vs 42.2±22.8, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-261
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Feeding difficulty
  • Nursing home

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Medicine(all)

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