Consensus about relevant behaviours of nurses that has the potential to maximally reduce the probability of malnutrition in community-dwelling elderly, in the period before and after their hospitalization: a Delphi study.

Looptijd: November 2017 - present
Status (lopend of afgerond): in progress
Kenniscentrum: Research Centre for Healthy and Sustainable Living
Lectoraat: Chronic Illnesses
Betrokken lector: Professor Dr. M.J. Schuurmans
Betrokken onderzoekers: PhD candidate D. ten Cate, Dr. R.G.A. Ettema
Bijbehorend promotieonderzoek: Early nursing nutrition intervention to prevent malnutrition before and after hospitalization in community-dwelling elderly (D. ten Cate)
Betrokken opleidingen: Bachelor of Nursing
URL website project: Debbie ten Cate

Projectbeschrijving:

Doel en doelgroep:
To reach consensus with professionals and experts about which relevant behaviour of nurses has the potential to maximally reduce the probability of malnutrition in community-dwelling elderly before and after hospitalization.

Relevantie voor de beroepspraktijk/maatschappelijke relevantie:
From the problem analysis it can be concluded that the current behaviour of homecare and hospital nurses can be associated with the problem of malnutrition among the elderly around hospitalization. These include a neutral attitude towards malnutrition, moderate knowledge of malnutrition and a low extent of prioritization to malnutrition. By reaching consensus with professionals and experts, insight is given into which current behaviours are most relevant when if changed into desirable behaviours have the potential to maximally reduce the probability of malnutrition in community-dwelling elderly before and after hospitalization. Subsequently, interventions can be formulated that are aimed at changing the current behaviour into desired behaviour.

Consortium/projectpartners:
Various partners are involved in this project: University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Research Group Basic Care Revisited.

Cofinanciering:
ZonMw.

Resultaat/producten:
Results of this study are used as a building block for the intervention to be developed. Results of the research will be presented at participating organizations and one or more conferences.