Julie O'Sullivan Maillet

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This cross-sectional study evaluated diet quality and weight status in 248 randomly selected low-income urban children, aged 7 to 13 years, who were participating in a larger study on the effectiveness of multivitamin supplementation on school performance. Food frequency questionnaires were used to determine intake of total calories and food groups,(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this research was to achieve a deeper understanding of the experience of adults living with home parenteral nutrition (PN) and to define their quality of life (QOL). METHODS The research design was qualitative, using content and interpretative phenomenological analysis. The sample included adults with intestinal failure, stratified(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the ability of registered dietitians to identify patients at risk for dysphagia and make appropriate diet/feeding recommendations in comparison with the speech-language pathologist, and to determine screening criteria for the registered dietitian to use for prediction of dysphagia risk. DESIGN The dietitian and speech-language(More)
It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that the development of clinical and ethical criteria for the nutrition and hydration of persons through the life span should be established by members of the health care team. Registered dietitians should work collaboratively to make nutrition, hydration, and feeding recommendations in individual(More)
This pilot intervention study measured the impact of an oral health education intervention on nurses' knowledge and patient care practices in regard to oral assessments of institutionalized elders. Two 1-hour education sessions were completed over a 3-week period; a pretest and a posttest were administered immediately preceding the first session and(More)
Nutrition and hydration options are based on many considerations that arise during the various phases of the dying process. This paper includes discussion of the psychological issues affecting intake, assessment techniques to determine whether nutrient intake is adequate, feeding suggestions for the caregiving family, and some guidelines for routine and(More)