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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150924
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors predicting food insecurity in older Thai adults
Abstract:
Factors predicting food insecurity in older Thai adults
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Piaseu, Noppawan, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Mahidol University
Title:Associate Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: This study was conducted with aims to: 1) assess perceptions of food insecurity and health, and 2) determine factors predicting food insecurity in older Thai adults living in crowded urban communities. Methods: Through purposive sampling, 438 participants were recruited from community dwelling older adults in Bangkok. Data collection included interview from questionnaires and anthropometric measurement.
 Results: Results revealed that 53.0% of older adults perceived their health as fair. At baseline, 84.5% of the older adults reported food security, while 13.5% reported mild food insecurity and 2.0% reported moderate to severe food insecurity. Logistic regression showed that older adults who were widowed/ divorced/ separated (OR = 1.804, 95% CI = 1.052-3.092, p = .032), who reported low family income (OR =.654, 95% CI = .523-.817, p < .001), and who had poor physical environment surrounding home (OR = 2.338, 95% CI = 1.057-5.171, p = .036) were more likely to have food insecurity.
Conclusion: The results suggest a need for health professionals to systematically develop strategies to identify, monitor, and facilitate a management of food insecurity in older adults by taking those factors into account. Intervention programs could be developed in a future study to promote food security for older adults residing in crowded urban community.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors predicting food insecurity in older Thai adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150924-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors predicting food insecurity in older Thai adults</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Piaseu, Noppawan, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mahidol University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ranps@mahidol.ac.th</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;This study was conducted with aims to: 1) assess perceptions of food insecurity and health, and 2) determine factors predicting food insecurity in older Thai adults living in crowded urban communities. Methods: Through purposive sampling, 438 participants were recruited from community dwelling older adults in Bangkok. Data collection included interview from questionnaires and anthropometric measurement. <br/>&nbsp;Results:&nbsp;Results revealed that 53.0% of older adults perceived their health as fair. At baseline, 84.5% of the older adults reported food security, while 13.5% reported mild food insecurity and 2.0% reported moderate to severe food insecurity. Logistic regression showed that older adults who were widowed/ divorced/ separated (OR = 1.804, 95% CI = 1.052-3.092, p = .032), who reported low family income (OR =.654, 95% CI = .523-.817, p &lt; .001), and who had poor physical environment surrounding home (OR = 2.338, 95% CI = 1.057-5.171, p = .036) were more likely to have food insecurity. <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp;The results suggest a need for health professionals to systematically develop strategies to identify, monitor, and facilitate a management of food insecurity in older adults by taking those factors into account. Intervention programs could be developed in a future study to promote food security for older adults residing in crowded urban community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:46:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:46:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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