Journal article

'It takes a village': a qualitative study on malnutrition and oral nutritional supplements with older adults in Ireland.

Ciara ME Reynolds, Patricia Dominguez Castro, Aisling A Geraghty, Sarah Browne, Laura A Bardon, Clare A Corish

Eur J Public Health | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Malnutrition affects approximately 20% of older adult populations in Europe, yet their views on the condition are rarely explored. This qualitative study aimed to explore the experiences of older adults living with malnutrition and prescribed oral nutritional supplements in the community setting. METHODS: Semi-structured individual interviews were used to collect data from 13 community-dwelling individuals aged ≥60 years with a current or previous prescription for oral nutritional supplements. Self-perceived health status was measured using the EuroQol EQ-5D-5L, a short questionnaire and visual analogue scale. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Interview dat..

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Grants

Awarded by Health Research Board (HRB) Ireland