Demands for meals-on-wheels of independent-living elderly in Shih-Lin area

Tzong Rong Yang, Shinn Jang Hwang, Ming Che Hsieh, Xue Ping Hu

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摘要

The Meals on Wheels program has been widely adopted in Taiwan since 1997. However, only few surveys investigated this program. We investigated the demands of 68 independent-living elderly persons (42 males and 26 females: mean age, 78 years, range, 67-93 years) for the Meal on Wheels program. The results showed the score for the Nutrition Screening Initiative (NSI) checklist was 5.35 ± 3.40. There were 18 (26.5%), 18 (26.5%), and 32 (47.1%) people in the low, moderate, and high nutritional risk groups, respectively. Among these elderly, 33.9% demanded for meal delivery service (14 people needed, 36 people did not need, and 18 people were not sure). The demand for meal delivery service was correlated with religious beliefs, marital status, and perception of their health status. The persons who had the demand for meal delivery service had a higher prevalence of malnutrition than those who had no demand or were not sure based on the NSI score.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)12-20
頁數9
期刊Nutritional Sciences Journal
29
發行號1
出版狀態已發佈 - 3月 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 醫藥(雜項)
  • 食品科學

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