Student Abstracts Amy Weiss reviews an article studying the effects of small, frequent meals on energy intake of a group of older individuals with dys-phagia. Amy studied dysphagia with Dr. Paul Evitts, at West Chester University, in Pennsylvania. (Note: For submission guidelines and deadlines, go to www.asha.org/about/membership-certification/divs/div1member/). Provision of Small, Frequent Meals ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2007
Student Abstracts
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Student Abstracts
Article   |   October 01, 2007
Student Abstracts
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2007, Vol. 16, 25-26. doi:10.1044/sasd16.3.25
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2007, Vol. 16, 25-26. doi:10.1044/sasd16.3.25
Amy Weiss reviews an article studying the effects of small, frequent meals on energy intake of a group of older individuals with dys-phagia. Amy studied dysphagia with Dr. Paul Evitts, at West Chester University, in Pennsylvania. (Note: For submission guidelines and deadlines, go to www.asha.org/about/membership-certification/divs/div1member/).
Provision of Small, Frequent Meals Does Not Improve Energy Intake of Elderly Residents With Dysphagia Who Live in an Extended-Care Facility
Authors: Taylor, K. A., & Barr, S. I. Journal Citation: Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 106, 1115–1118, 2006.
Dysphagia may cause inadequate dietary intake, which can result in fatigue, weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration. Some researchers have suggested that smaller, more frequent meals can help reduce fatigue in individuals with dysphagia. However, no studies have quantitatively measured the result of increased meal frequency on energy, nutrient, and fluid intake. The main purpose of this study was to determine if serving five meals a day would improve daily energy intake and total number of calories consumed daily, as compared to the typical three meals a day in elderly, extended-care residents with dysphagia.
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