Development and assessment of a method to estimate meal intake of nursing home residents
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Dietetics and Nutrition
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The objective was to develop and validate a method for estimating food intake of nursing home residents. The study was conducted with certified nursing assistants (CNAs) at a 180-bed nursing facility. CNAs assisted in the development of the new method by providing feedback on existing estimation methods. Four simulated resident trays were used to estimate both food intake and overall meal intake. Twelve CNAs' intake estimates for 34 simulated food items (n=384 estimates) were compared to weighed values. Eightyfive percent of the 384 intake estimates for the simulated food items were correct; Cohen's kappa was 0.80, p
Andrews, Yvette Nicola, "Development and assessment of a method to estimate meal intake of nursing home residents" (2001). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1289.
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