Wandering (NDB) and Eating (ADL): the Impact of an NDB on Functional Eating Performance

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151844
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Presentation
Title:
Wandering (NDB) and Eating (ADL): the Impact of an NDB on Functional Eating Performance
Abstract:
Wandering (NDB) and Eating (ADL): the Impact of an NDB on Functional Eating Performance
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Beattie, Elizabeth, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Michigan
Title:Assistant Research Scientist
Objective: To report results of a descriptive pilot study of the impact of wandering on functional eating status in residents at two levels of cognitive impairment (CI), moderate and severe. Design: Descriptive exploratory. Population, sample, setting: Population is nursing home residents with medical diagnosis of dementia. Sample (n=10; both sexes; MMSE score range untestable-18/30, five severe and five moderate CI; mean age=87) met criteria for 'wanderer' using the Revised Algase Wandering Scale (Algase et.al, 2000). Subjects are residents from nine urban mid-west nursing homes selected by random cluster sampling from 120 available homes. Concept or variable studied: Wandering status, functional eating status. Methods: Videotaped records of three randomized mealtimes in one week per subject were coded for functional eating behavior with the Functional Eating Inventory (Beattie, 2001). FEI overall and subscale scores were correlated with scores on the R-AWS with subjects in two groups, moderate and severe CI. Findings: Results indicate high levels of wanderer feeding impairment in all five domains of feeding behavior captured by the FEI (pre-meal behavior, eating skills, table behavior, social interaction and eating behavior outside mealtimes) with statistically significant differences in both overall and sub-scale scores by level of CI and wandering status such that those residents with more CI and more wandering have more impaired eating behaviors. Conclusions: Identified wanderers have impaired ability to sit at the table combined with functional eating deficits and are thus at high risk for slow starvation. The development of successful feeding interventions for wanderers requires further investigation prior to intervention development.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWandering (NDB) and Eating (ADL): the Impact of an NDB on Functional Eating Performanceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151844-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Wandering (NDB) and Eating (ADL): the Impact of an NDB on Functional Eating Performance</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Beattie, Elizabeth, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Research Scientist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ebeattie@umich.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To report results of a descriptive pilot study of the impact of wandering on functional eating status in residents at two levels of cognitive impairment (CI), moderate and severe. Design: Descriptive exploratory. Population, sample, setting: Population is nursing home residents with medical diagnosis of dementia. Sample (n=10; both sexes; MMSE score range untestable-18/30, five severe and five moderate CI; mean age=87) met criteria for 'wanderer' using the Revised Algase Wandering Scale (Algase et.al, 2000). Subjects are residents from nine urban mid-west nursing homes selected by random cluster sampling from 120 available homes. Concept or variable studied: Wandering status, functional eating status. Methods: Videotaped records of three randomized mealtimes in one week per subject were coded for functional eating behavior with the Functional Eating Inventory (Beattie, 2001). FEI overall and subscale scores were correlated with scores on the R-AWS with subjects in two groups, moderate and severe CI. Findings: Results indicate high levels of wanderer feeding impairment in all five domains of feeding behavior captured by the FEI (pre-meal behavior, eating skills, table behavior, social interaction and eating behavior outside mealtimes) with statistically significant differences in both overall and sub-scale scores by level of CI and wandering status such that those residents with more CI and more wandering have more impaired eating behaviors. Conclusions: Identified wanderers have impaired ability to sit at the table combined with functional eating deficits and are thus at high risk for slow starvation. The development of successful feeding interventions for wanderers requires further investigation prior to intervention development.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:15:34Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:15:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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