uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Food provision and the meal situation in elderly care: outcomes in different social contexts
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Domestic Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Domestic Sciences.
2005 (English)In: Journal of human nutrition and dietetics (Print), ISSN 0952-3871, E-ISSN 1365-277X, Vol. 18, no 1, 45-52 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background Nutritional problems concerning older people in care can be affected both by their illness and by the standard procedures surrounding food provision, for example rigid routines of food supply and ritualized mealtime situations.

Method The aim was to study how organizational structure and staff members' routines and actions influence activities related to food and meals in different caring context in Sweden. The qualitative methodology chosen for this study was participant observation.

Result Care recipients were given different opportunities concerning what, how, when and with whom to eat, depending on where their meals were served. In restaurants, older people could choose from several foods and they could also choose the time of and company for the meal. At care units with 'part-of-day' care or 'around-the-clock' care, food choices, time and company were limited, especially at the units with 'around-the-clock' care, where the most ailing older people lived.

Conclusions Food provision and the mealtime situation for the elderly are shaped by the individual's living arrangements, and the social organization surrounding it, not determined by the individual's needs and wishes, including social and cultural meanings of food and meals, which could, thereby, affect nutritional intake.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 18, no 1, 45-52 p.
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-99400DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-277X.2004.00577.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-99400DiVA: diva2:207817
Available from: 2009-03-13 Created: 2009-03-13 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Mattsson Sydner, YlvaFjellström, Christina

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Mattsson Sydner, YlvaFjellström, Christina
By organisation
Department of Domestic Sciences
In the same journal
Journal of human nutrition and dietetics (Print)
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 767 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf