Parham, Ellen S.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Home Economics
The problem investigated in this paper was whether or not the level of nutrition knowledge of nursing home administrators, food service supervisors, and food service workers in the Chicago, Illinois area was adequate for their role in caring for the elderly. Data was gathered to observe the effects of age, experience, and education on such knowledge. To better pursue the investigation, the age, experience, and education data was compared to problems encountered by other researchers while studying nursing home problems and to opinions of dietary consultants of the nursing homes used in this study. It was found that widely different levels of nutrition knowledge existed between the groups tested and that age and food service training had no effect on test scores. The author concluded that existing nutrition knowledge was not well utilized, that dietary consultants' duties should be re-evaluated, and that standardized nutrition programs could be useful. Future study is suggested. Also, incorporation of these aspects will be considered in this writer’s Outline for Nutrition Education in Nursing Homes.
Box, Minnie E., "A comparison of nutrition knowledge in nursing homes" (1974). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 170.
vi, 37 pages
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