Enhancing nutritional research within an aged care facility

Nowson, Caryl, Jarman, Heather and Herd, Angela 2008, Enhancing nutritional research within an aged care facility, Nutrition and dietetics, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 157-161, doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2008.00279.x.

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Title Enhancing nutritional research within an aged care facility
Author(s) Nowson, CarylORCID iD for Nowson, Caryl orcid.org/0000-0001-6586-7965
Jarman, Heather
Herd, Angela
Journal name Nutrition and dietetics
Volume number 65
Issue number 2
Start page 157
End page 161
Total pages 5
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Publication date 2008-06
ISSN 1446-6368
Keyword(s) homes for the aged
interdisciplinary communication
nutritional sciences
qualitative research
Summary Aim: The present study examined the barriers to the implementation of a nutritional intervention project and sought ways to enhance future projects.

Methods: The study, utilising a qualitative approach, included participants from key areas involved in the project and who were employed by either the university or regional aged care facility.

Results: Through analysis the themes 'successes', 'stumbling blocks' and 'solutions' emerged. Within these themes descriptive stories of what worked, what did not work and suggestions for future projects are depicted.

Communication was the connecting element of each theme, suggesting effective verbal and written communication that ensures ownership by all involved is essential for successful clinical research projects. Strategies to enhance this process have been included to assist future researchers.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2008.00279.x
Field of Research 111104 Public Nutrition Intervention
Socio Economic Objective 920205 Health Education and Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
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