Nutritional supplementation in older adults: pleasantness, preference and selection of sip-feeds

S. J. McAlpine, J. Harper, M. E. T. McMurdo, C. Bolton-Smith, M. M. Hetherington

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    Abstract

    Malnourishment is common in older adults, and nutritional supplementation is used to improve body weight and well-being. Clinical reports suggest, however, that patients routinely reject sip-feeds. The present study examined the following questions: whether sip-feeds are less preferred and less likely to be selected than other energy-dense foods in healthy elders; and whether eating alone further reduces intake relative to eating in a social setting.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)57-66
    Number of pages10
    JournalBritish Journal of Health Psychology
    Volume8
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003

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