J Nutr Health Aging. 2018;22(7):869-875 © Serdi and Springer-Verlag International SAS, part of Springer Nature ALTERED EATING ATTITUDES IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR COGNITIVE AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS 1 2 2 C. MARÍA PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ , D. NICOLÁS TORRES , J.J. HERNÁNDEZ MORANTE 1. CASER Nursing Home Institution, Lorca (Murcia), Spain; 2. Faculty of Nursing. Catholic University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain. Corresponding author: Dr. Juan José Hernández Morante, Catholic University of Murcia, Campus de Guadalupe, 30107 Guadalupe, Murcia. Spain, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract: Background: although eating disorders are usually linked to young adolescents, these mental disorders can also appear in the elderly, especially in those living in nursing homes, which might be associated or not with the cognitive decline; however, there are few data regarding elderly subjects. Objectives: the objective of the present work was to evaluate the presence of abnormal eating attitudes in nursing home residents and its relation with several cognitive, nutritional and psychological factors that could be influencing their nutritional state. Design and Setting: a observational experimental study was carried out at several nursing homes of Murcia, Spain. Subjects: 139 nursing home residents. Methods: EAT-26 test was used to screen classic eating disorders (anorexia and
The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 4, 2018
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