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An overview of appetite decline in older people

An overview of appetite decline in older people
An overview of appetite decline in older people
Poor appetite is a common problem in older people living at home and in care homes, as well as hospital inpatients. It can contribute to weight loss and nutritional deficiencies, and associated poor healthcare outcomes, including increased mortality. Understanding the causes of reduced appetite and knowing how to measure it will enable nurses and other clinical stff working in a range of community and hospital settings to identify patients with impaired appetite. A range of strategies can be used to promote better appetite and increase food intake.
appetite, eating, malnutrition, nutritional deficiencies, strategies, weight loss
1472-0795
29-35
Pilgrim, A.L.
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Robinson, S.M.
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Pilgrim, A.L., Robinson, S.M., Aihie Sayer, A. and Roberts, Helen C. (2015) An overview of appetite decline in older people. Nursing Older People, 27 (5), 29-35. (doi:10.7748/nop.27.5.29.e697). (PMID:26018489)

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Poor appetite is a common problem in older people living at home and in care homes, as well as hospital inpatients. It can contribute to weight loss and nutritional deficiencies, and associated poor healthcare outcomes, including increased mortality. Understanding the causes of reduced appetite and knowing how to measure it will enable nurses and other clinical stff working in a range of community and hospital settings to identify patients with impaired appetite. A range of strategies can be used to promote better appetite and increase food intake.

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Accepted/In Press date: 17 April 2015
Published date: 28 May 2015
Keywords: appetite, eating, malnutrition, nutritional deficiencies, strategies, weight loss
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 378631
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/378631
ISSN: 1472-0795
PURE UUID: 484e442a-0064-4b59-b65a-840608d0aaed
ORCID for S.M. Robinson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1766-7269
ORCID for Helen C. Roberts: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5291-1880

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Date deposited: 20 Jul 2015 08:25
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:00

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Author: A.L. Pilgrim
Author: S.M. Robinson ORCID iD
Author: A. Aihie Sayer

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