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Nutritional intake and physical activity in leg ulcer patients
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Domestic Sciences.
1997 (English)In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 25, no 3, 571-578 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The aim of the study was to describe the nutritional intake, meal patterns, physical activity and need for help in nine women living in their own homes and being treated for venous leg ulcers. Food habits were identified by use of interviews and food diaries completed by the women during a period of seven days. The intake of energy and nutrients from 304 eating events during seven days was calculated and meal patterns were evaluated using a qualitative system for meal classification. Physical activity and the degree of need were identified with the help of interviews. The intakes of energy and key nutrients for wound healing, such as protein, vitamin C and zinc, were not optimal according to the Swedish nutrition recommendations, although food habits were well organized. Most of the women had hardly any physical activities and the need of help and support varied, from daily visits to visits every second week.

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1997. Vol. 25, no 3, 571-578 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-209397DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1997.1997025571.xPubMedID: 9080285OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-209397DiVA: diva2:657276
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