Food and Activity: A Competence Enhancement Project for Persons With Developmental Disabilities and Caregivers

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621760
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Title:
Food and Activity: A Competence Enhancement Project for Persons With Developmental Disabilities and Caregivers
Author(s):
Holm, Solrun G.; Rasmussen, Ragnhild Holdal
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Gamma
Author Details:
Solrun G. Holm, MSN, RN, Professional Experience: 2003-present – Associate Professor, Faculty of Professional Studies / Nursing and Health, Nord University (former University of Nordland), Bodø 1992 – 2003 -- Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Bodø University college, Bodø 1988-92 -- College teacher, Faculty of Nursing, Bodø University college, Bodø 2011-present -- R&D-responsible, Centre for Development of Home Care Services Nordland, Leknes, Lofoten 2009-2011 -- Project Co-ordinator Centre for Development of Home Care Services Nordland, Leknes, Lofoten 2000 - 2015 Coauthor of an electronic procedure book, Practical Procedures in Nursing, publisher Cappelen Damm Academic Author of 2 books in nursing, author or coauthor of a few articles in nursing and nursing skills. Presentations at nursing and health conferences. Author Summary: Solrun Holm is Associate Professor in Nursing at North University and Research & Development (R&D) Director at the Centre for Development of Institutional and Home Care Services Nordland. She lives in Lofoten where she primarily teaches students taking online education in patient safety.
Abstract:

Background: In Norway persons with developmental disabilities live in community-based settings. Managers and caregivers are expected both to promote residents' health and to support their autonomy. Ideas that serve as guiding principles in today’s care of persons with intellectual disabilities are Individualization and participation. Persons with intellectual disabilities have the right to be included in the community and to make their own choices in everyday life. Persons with developmental disabilities both obesity and malnutrition are problems (Hove, 2004; Ruud, Raanaas, & Bjelland, 2016). In our municipality most persons with developmental disabilities have these problems. Staff shifts make it difficult to keep track of persons with developmental disabilities' nutritional status, diet and activity. Persons with developmental disabilities do not have sufficient knowledge or understanding relating to own diet. The competence of the caregivers in the field of nutrition and activity varies much. They assist with grocery shopping, preparation, and implementation of meals, and follow up the wishes of users. The need for increase in competence in nutrition and physical activity, both persons with developmental disabilities and caregivers, is huge.

Purpose: The main purpose of the project is that persons with developmental disabilities should have a better diet and increased activity level.

Method: Quality improvement intervention involving persons with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.

Results: Based on the cookery courses the caregivers and persons with developmental disabilities developed a spiral booklet with recipes and shopping list tailored to one person. Tuesday Club got a better structure with regular activities like disco, party games and fitness activities. Persons with developmental disabilities participate in planning what to eat and they also participate in cooking.

Persons with developmental disabilities and their caregivers made a walking trail in the neighborhood with 5 checkpoints where the person who walk the trail get a mark in a card with a ticket punch. Five marks give a reward.

Conclusion: Persons with developmental disabilities and their caregivers got better knowledge of how to conduct a healthier diet. Cooking courses gave the persons with developmental disabilities increased expertise on practical cooking, and how to make single servings. Spiral booklet helps persons with developmental disabilities and their caregivers planning purchase of healthier groceries. The caregivers seem the spiral booklet is useful for guidance and motivation. The walking trail leads to increased physical activity outdoors and now the persons with developmental disabilities demand more checkpoints.

Keywords:
Food and Activity; Persons with Developmental Disabilities; Quality Improvement Intervention
Repository Posting Date:
10-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST324
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleFood and Activity: A Competence Enhancement Project for Persons With Developmental Disabilities and Caregiversen_US
dc.contributor.authorHolm, Solrun G.en
dc.contributor.authorRasmussen, Ragnhild Holdalen
dc.contributor.departmentPi Gammaen
dc.author.detailsSolrun G. Holm, MSN, RN, Professional Experience: 2003-present – Associate Professor, Faculty of Professional Studies / Nursing and Health, Nord University (former University of Nordland), Bodø 1992 – 2003 -- Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Bodø University college, Bodø 1988-92 -- College teacher, Faculty of Nursing, Bodø University college, Bodø 2011-present -- R&D-responsible, Centre for Development of Home Care Services Nordland, Leknes, Lofoten 2009-2011 -- Project Co-ordinator Centre for Development of Home Care Services Nordland, Leknes, Lofoten 2000 - 2015 Coauthor of an electronic procedure book, Practical Procedures in Nursing, publisher Cappelen Damm Academic Author of 2 books in nursing, author or coauthor of a few articles in nursing and nursing skills. Presentations at nursing and health conferences. Author Summary: Solrun Holm is Associate Professor in Nursing at North University and Research & Development (R&D) Director at the Centre for Development of Institutional and Home Care Services Nordland. She lives in Lofoten where she primarily teaches students taking online education in patient safety.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621760-
dc.description.abstract<p><span>Background: In Norway persons with developmental disabilities live in community-based settings. Managers and caregivers are expected both to promote residents' health and to support their autonomy. Ideas that serve as guiding principles in today’s care of persons with intellectual disabilities are Individualization and participation. Persons with intellectual disabilities have the right to be included in the community and to make their own choices in everyday life. Persons with developmental disabilities both obesity and malnutrition are problems (Hove, 2004; Ruud, Raanaas, & Bjelland, 2016). In our municipality most persons with developmental disabilities have these problems. Staff shifts make it difficult to keep track of persons with developmental disabilities' nutritional status, diet and activity. Persons with developmental disabilities do not have sufficient knowledge or understanding relating to own diet. The competence of the caregivers in the field of nutrition and activity varies much. They assist with grocery shopping, preparation, and implementation of meals, and follow up the wishes of users. The need for increase in competence in nutrition and physical activity, both persons with developmental disabilities and caregivers, is huge.</span></p> <p>Purpose: The main purpose of the project is that persons with developmental disabilities should have a better diet and increased activity level.</p> <p>Method: Quality improvement intervention involving persons with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.</p> <p>Results: Based on the cookery courses the caregivers and persons with developmental disabilities developed a spiral booklet with recipes and shopping list tailored to one person. Tuesday Club got a better structure with regular activities like disco, party games and fitness activities. Persons with developmental disabilities participate in planning what to eat and they also participate in cooking.</p> <p>Persons with developmental disabilities and their caregivers made a walking trail in the neighborhood with 5 checkpoints where the person who walk the trail get a mark in a card with a ticket punch. Five marks give a reward.</p> <p>Conclusion: Persons with developmental disabilities and their caregivers got better knowledge of how to conduct a healthier diet. Cooking courses gave the persons with developmental disabilities increased expertise on practical cooking, and how to make single servings. Spiral booklet helps persons with developmental disabilities and their caregivers planning purchase of healthier groceries. The caregivers seem the spiral booklet is useful for guidance and motivation. The walking trail leads to increased physical activity outdoors and now the persons with developmental disabilities demand more checkpoints.</p>en
dc.subjectFood and Activityen
dc.subjectPersons with Developmental Disabilitiesen
dc.subjectQuality Improvement Interventionen
dc.date.available2017-07-10T18:42:54Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-10-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-10T18:42:54Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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