Effect of family style mealtimes on quality of life, physical performance, and body weight of nursing home residents: cluster randomised controlled trial.

@article{Nijs2006EffectOF,
  title={Effect of family style mealtimes on quality of life, physical performance, and body weight of nursing home residents: cluster randomised controlled trial.},
  author={K. Nijs and C de Graaf and Frans J. Kok and Wija A. van Staveren},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2006},
  volume={332 7551},
  pages={1180-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of family style mealtimes on quality of life, physical performance, and body weight of nursing home residents without dementia. DESIGN Cluster randomised trial. SETTING Five Dutch nursing homes. PARTICIPANTS 178 residents (mean age 77 years). Two wards in each home were randomised to intervention (95 participants) or control groups (83). INTERVENTION During six months the intervention group took their meals family style and the control group received the… CONTINUE READING

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