1st Edition

Nutrition Support to Elderly Women Influence on Diet Quality

By Michell Pierce Copyright 2000

    First published in 2000. The growing elderly population suffers from a disproportionately large incidence of chronic and acute illnesses, as well as mental and physical disabilities. Supportive relationships can also impact positively on health and quality of life during the later years, in addition, social support is believed to exert a beneficial effect on food intake , thereby further increasing the overall influence of social support on health. However, little is known about the types and attributes of social relationships that influence food patterns. The objective of this study is to explore, in depth, specific aspects of social relationships and their association with dietary quality.

    Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Methods Chapter 3: Description of the Subjects Chapter 4: Nutrition-Related Concerns and Proffered Help Chapter 6: Food Intake and Dietary Adequacy Chapter 7: Functional Status, Social Support and Dietary Chapter 8: Conclusions


    Michell Pierce