Development and initial testing of an instrument to establish eating profiles of clients in nursing homes or elderly homes

J. Peeters, A.L. Francke, R.D. Friele, P. Spreeuwenberg, C. de Graaf, A. van Beek

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Abstract

Eating profiles" can be defined as types of clients distinguished by combinations of food preferences, consumption patterns, and preferences for ambiance. The purpose of this article is to describe the development and initial testing of an instrument to establish eating profiles of residents of nursing homes or elderly homes. We constructed a 35-item, 4-subscale questionnaire. This self-administered, usable instrument derived five eating profiles from clients' perspectives. Insight in eating profiles is important for facility managers to ascertain that the food, dinner service, and ambiance are adequately tailored to the residents' preferences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-64
JournalJournal of Nutrition in the Elderly
Volume27
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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