hh.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Sjuksköterskans förmåga att uppmärksamma och åtgärda malnutrition hos äldre
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The nurse´s ability to observe and treat malnutrition in the elderly (English)
Abstract [sv]

Det är sjuksköterskans ansvarsområde att uppmärksamma, förebygga och behandla malnutrition. Ädelreformen, där ansvaret för äldre vårdtagare har flyttats från landstingsnivå till kommunnivå, har bland annat inneburit att tillgången till sjuksköterskor i hemsjukvården är liten i förhållande till antal vårdtagare. Detta tillsammans med låg kunskapsnivå om nutrition hos omvårdnadspersonalen om nutrition samtidigt med stor vårdtyngd, har lett till att brister i omvårdnaden inom nutrition kan fortgå en längre tid innan de uppdagas. Syftet var att undersöka sjuksköterskans förmåga att uppmärksamma och åtgärda malnutrition hos äldre vårdtagare inom hemsjukvården och särskilt boende. En litteraturstudie med 20 vetenskapliga artiklar utfördes. Kunskapen om nutrition är överlag låg bland sjuksköterskor och övrig omvårdnadspersonal, bara en liten del av omvårdnadspersonalen kände till metoder för nutritionsbedömning och ännu färre använde nutritionsbedömningen i praktiken. Det individuella energibehovet för de äldre i studierna tillgodosågs inte i de flesta fall men ökat näringsintag med näringsberikad mat eller näringsdryck hade en positiv effekt för att motverka malnutrition. Vidare forskning om svenska förhållanden, där kunskapen hos omvårdnadspersonalen inventeras, skulle vara relevant för vidare utveckling av hemsjukvården.

Abstract [en]

It is the nurse’s responsibility to observe, prevent and treat malnutrition. The reform of geriatric care, where the responsibility for the elderly residents has been moved from county council into municipality, has implied that access to nurses in Home Care Service is deficient in proportion to the amount of residents. This matter together with poor knowledge in nutrition among the nursing care staff, accompanied by high burden of care, have led to deficiencies in nutritional care, which can remain for a long time before revealed. The aim of the literature study was to examine the nurse’s ability to discover and treat malnutrition in elderly Home Care residents. A literature study based on 20 scientific articles was made. The nutritional knowledge among nurses and members of nursing care staff is generally low, only a small amount of the nursing care staff had knowledge in nutritional screening methods and even fewer used screening methods in practice. The individual requirement of energy for the elderly in the studies was in most of the cases not met, but increased energy intake through energy enriched food or supplement drinks, had a positive effect to counteract malnutrition. Further research in Swedish conditions, where the knowledge among the nursing care staff ought to be inventoried, is highly relevant for further development of the Home Care Services.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 14 p.
Keyword [en]
Elderly, Home Health Care, Knowledge, Malnutrition, Nurse, Nutrition
Keyword [sv]
Hemsjukvård, Kunskap, Malnutrition, Nutrition, Sjuksköterska, Äldre
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-14497OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-14497DiVA: diva2:399305
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2011-02-24 Created: 2011-02-21 Last updated: 2011-02-24Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(547 kB)2330 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 547 kBChecksum SHA-512
f0c9339b7bf6f5baf03a53e7c4f99a944854770b45aa916ce5e62a9485f74ca1823adb54e52a08c82f82cdea394c7d1e21087a4942d0c58a4516b318bcb2e027
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS)
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 2330 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 1524 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf