Recording the nutrient intake of nursing home residents by food weighing method and measuring the physical activity.

@article{Schmid2003RecordingTN,
  title={Recording the nutrient intake of nursing home residents by food weighing method and measuring the physical activity.},
  author={Alexandra Schmid and Michael Weiss and Helmut B Heseker},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  year={2003},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={294-5}
}
The nutrient intake of 47 female nursing home residents, able to eat without help, and of 20 eating-dependent seniors was measured by weighing method. Hand grip strength was examined by a dynamometer. Furthermore the level of physical activity of the seniors able to eat without help was determined by means of a questionnaire. The results showed that the median energy intake of self-feeding elderly women was 1620 kcal (850-4450 kcal). More than one third of the seniors consumed less than 1700… CONTINUE READING

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