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An overview of appetite decline and management in older people

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 1970
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This learning module focuses on strategies to promote better appetite and increase food intake in older people. Eating too little contributes to weight loss and nutritional deficiencies, as well as associated poor healthcare outcomes, including increased mortality. This module helps nurses understand the causes of reduced appetite and how to measure it.

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Anna L Pilgrim, Senior research assistant at National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust; MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton.
Sian M Robinson, Professor of nutritional epidemiology at National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust; MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton.
Avan Aihie Sayer, Professor of geriatric medicine at NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust; MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton; Academic Geriatric Medicine, University of Southampton; NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care: Wessex.
Helen C Roberts, Associate professor of geriatric medicine at NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust; MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton; Academic Geriatric Medicine, University of Southampton; NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care: Wessex.


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