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Causes for reduced dietary intake in a long stay hospital
Author(s)W J MacLennan, P Martin, B J Mason
Journal titleAge and Ageing, vol 4, 1975
Pagespp 175-180
KeywordsDiet ; Malnutrition ; In-patients.
AnnotationThe food and nutrient intake of 98 patients in a long-stay geriatric hospital was measured in this study. Intakes of nicotinic acid and iron were reduced in patients requiring help with feeding because of physical disability. This was related to a reduced intake of meat and fish, bread and vegetables other than potatoes. A more generalised reduction in food and nutrient intakes was found in patients with severe mental impairment. Possible causes and remedies for these associations are discussed. (AKM).
Accession NumberCPA-930512127 A
ClassmarkCFD: CSM: LF7 *

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