A multidimensional approach to understanding under-eating in homebound older adults: the importance of social factors.

@article{Locher2008AMA,
  title={A multidimensional approach to understanding under-eating in homebound older adults: the importance of social factors.},
  author={Julie L. Locher and Christine Seel Ritchie and Caroline O. Robinson and David Roth and Delia Smith West and Kathryn Larsen Burgio},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2008},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={223-34}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify relationships between medical, functional, economic, oral health, social, religious, and psychological factors and under-eating in homebound older adults. The focus of the study was on identifying potentially modifiable factors amenable to social and behavioral interventions. DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 230 homebound older adults who were currently receiving home health services participated in interviews in their homes using a questionnaire… CONTINUE READING

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