Health Assessment and Development of a Nutritious Product to Combat Malnutrition in Elderly
Author(s):
K.Geetha, Rahila Rawoof
Keywords:
Health assessment, Old age homes, Homes, Malnutrition, and Nutritious product
Abstract
Ageing is a natural phenomenon and is invariable. As people age bodily functions and physical capabilities become less efficient. Physiological aging is a continuous process and holds an implicit recognition of two elements i.e., disease and disability. Nutrition in aged is an outcome of the earlier food habits, food choices, food likes and dislikes and also consumption pattern within the family. It is also pertinent to note that diet during illness, food beliefs, food restrictions and digestion problems during old age are major influences for nutrition during old age. Developing countries like India and China will witness increase in the population of elderly by 2025. Three major factors on which ageing depends are heredity factors, life style factors and environmental factors. While heredity factors cannot be modified, lifestyle and environmental factors can be modified. The objective of study was to assess the nutritional status of elderly using anthropometric measurements, find out socio economic profile , elect information on dietary preferences and daily habits, sense of satisfaction with the role and status in their family, compare nutritional status and sense of satisfaction of elderly male and female. The study was conducted via survey method where the pre-set questionnaire was used. Random sampling was done and 100 samples from families and old aged homes were selected Hyderabad city. The product was developed for the health benefit of elders was well accepted and easily digestible and sensory evaluation was done and lab analysis was also done and it's was qualitatively and qualitatively perfect for elderly.
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Unique Paper ID: 156736

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4

Page(s): 561 - 570
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