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Malnutrition in community-dwelling older people: lessons learnt using a new procedure

Malnutrition in community-dwelling older people: lessons learnt using a new procedure
Malnutrition in community-dwelling older people: lessons learnt using a new procedure
This article reports the implementation of a new procedure for screening and treatment of malnutrition in a community NHS trust in England. The barriers and facilitators to implementation were assessed with staff from Integrated Community and Older People's Mental Health teams. Data from interviews and surveys were collected at baseline, 2 months after initial training and 16 months after initial training as well as following deployment of a nutrition lead to embed new developments for nutritional care. The adoption of the procedure made screening and treatment of malnutrition simpler and more likely to be actioned. The benefit of a nutrition lead and local nutrition champions to support and empower staff (avoiding reliance on training alone) was shown to drive change for nutritional care across the community. Prioritisation and commitment of leadership at the organisational level are needed to embed and sustain malnutrition screening and treatment in routine practice.
Community, Dietitian, Malnutrition, Older people, Screening
1462-4753
193-195
Murphy, Jane
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Murphy, Jane, Bracher, Michael, Tkacz, Daria, Aburrow, Annemarie, Allmark, Grace, Steward, Kathy, Wallis, Kathy and May, Carl (2020) Malnutrition in community-dwelling older people: lessons learnt using a new procedure. British Journal of Community Nursing, 25 (4), 193-195. (doi:10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.4.193).

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This article reports the implementation of a new procedure for screening and treatment of malnutrition in a community NHS trust in England. The barriers and facilitators to implementation were assessed with staff from Integrated Community and Older People's Mental Health teams. Data from interviews and surveys were collected at baseline, 2 months after initial training and 16 months after initial training as well as following deployment of a nutrition lead to embed new developments for nutritional care. The adoption of the procedure made screening and treatment of malnutrition simpler and more likely to be actioned. The benefit of a nutrition lead and local nutrition champions to support and empower staff (avoiding reliance on training alone) was shown to drive change for nutritional care across the community. Prioritisation and commitment of leadership at the organisational level are needed to embed and sustain malnutrition screening and treatment in routine practice.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 February 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 8 April 2020
Published date: April 2020
Keywords: Community, Dietitian, Malnutrition, Older people, Screening

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Local EPrints ID: 441759
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/441759
ISSN: 1462-4753
PURE UUID: a67b51d3-9979-4764-b1b6-35e7d0a7755b
ORCID for Michael Bracher: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5861-2657
ORCID for Carl May: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0451-2690

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Date deposited: 25 Jun 2020 16:48
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 06:56

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Author: Jane Murphy
Author: Michael Bracher ORCID iD
Author: Daria Tkacz
Author: Annemarie Aburrow
Author: Grace Allmark
Author: Kathy Steward
Author: Kathy Wallis
Author: Carl May ORCID iD

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