Malnutrition among the community-dwelling elderly population is frequently under-recognised. In particular, recipients of meals-on-wheels (MOW) are more likely to have poor nutritional status(1). MOW provides hot meals to those in need and may also have a role of increasing social contact, stimulating a renewed interest in food and regularising meal times(2). Whilst MOW delivery drivers receive little or no training to recognise malnutrition, due to their daily visits and a relationship with clients built on the provision of food, an extension of their role to recognise and report the poor nutritional status of their clients may be feasible. This study aims to explore the current role of MOW delivery drivers and their potential to identify clients at risk of malnutrition.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2016|
|Event||BDA Research Symposium 2015 - The Studio Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom|
Duration: 2 Dec 2015 → 2 Dec 2015
|Conference||BDA Research Symposium 2015|
|Period||2/12/15 → 2/12/15|