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Daily eating events among co-living and single-living, diseased older men.
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences.
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2008 (English)In: The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, ISSN 1279-7707, E-ISSN 1760-4788, Vol. 12, no 3, 176-82 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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OBJECTIVES: To analyse, describe and compare the frequency and energy intake of eating events, including specific food items, among diseased older men living in ordinary housing. DESIGN: Descriptive and explorative. SETTING: Interviews were performed in the participants' home. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-five co-living and 26 single-living men, 64-88 years of age. Participants had one of three chronic diseases associated with difficulties in buying and preparing food and with difficulties related to the meal situation: Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis or stroke. MEASUREMENTS: A repeated 24-h recall was used to assess food intake and meal patterns. RESULTS: Eating events were distributed over a 24-h period. Co-living men had a higher (p=0.001) number of eating events/day; both hot and cold eating events were consumed more frequently. There was no difference between groups concerning energy intake. Co-living men more often had hot eating events cooked from raw ingredients (p=0.001) and a greater mix of vegetables/roots (p=0.003) included in such eating events. CONCLUSION: Single-living men may constitute a vulnerable group from a nutritional perspective, while co-living men, besides the pleasure of eating with another person, seem to get support with food and eating events from their partners. Hence, the group of single-living men, particularly those with a disability, should receive particular attention with regard to possible food-related difficulties.

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2008. Vol. 12, no 3, 176-82 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-1027PubMedID: 18309437OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-1027DiVA: diva2:240526
Available from: 2009-09-28 Created: 2009-09-28 Last updated: 2011-05-11Bibliographically approved

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