Author

Minnie E. Box

Publication Date

1974

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Parham, Ellen S.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Home Economics

LCSH

Nursing homes||Nutrition

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

vi, 37 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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