Evaluation of dietary patterns among men and women over 80 years of age living in a rural area of south-west Poland.
PBN-AR
Instytucja
Wydział Wychowania Fizycznego (Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego we Wrocławiu)
Informacje podstawowe
Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
Medical Science Pulse
ISSN
2544-1558
EISSN
2544-1620
Wydawca
Państwowa Medyczna Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Opolu
DOI
Rok publikacji
2018
Numer zeszytu
4
Strony od-do
22-27
Numer tomu
12
Identyfikator DOI
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Słowa kluczowe
en
elderly nutrition
nutritional habits
seniors
healthy ageing
rural areas
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
Background: Proper nutrition is an important factor in maintaining health and preventing disease development or progression regardless of age, but is especially relevant for elderly people. Seniors rarely follow nutritional and life-style guidelines, which may correlate with poor health, multiple morbidities, polypharmacy and premature death. Aim of the study: The aim of this study was to evaluate the nutritional pattern, food choices, knowledge about healthy eating, body mass and health issues among men and women over 80 years of age living in a rural area of south-west Poland. Material and methods: 100 participants, women and men, aged 79.6–93.3 years, responded to a questionnaire on nutritional choices. Anthropomorphic measurements were also taken. Results: Only 40% of responders declared drinking 2 litres of water daily. Fruit and vegetables were eaten in inadequate quantities: only 10% of responders declared eating fruit and vegetables at least twice a day. Wholegrain products were regularly chosen by 30%. Dairy products were eaten once daily by 50% of seniors. 45% of the elderly chose meat, including red meat and its products, three to four times a week, and 66% chose fish only once a week. Almost 50% of responders ate only three meals a day. All participants declared suffering from at least one disease (chronic or acute). 45% of seniors had never heard of any nutritional guidelines. Conclusions: Based on this study most responders do not follow the nutritional guidelines for elderly people. Intake of water, dairy products, fruit and vegetables was inadequate. These food choices by the elderly may impact on their health and well-being.
Cechy publikacji
discipline:Medycyna
discipline:Nauki o zdrowiu
discipline:Medicine
discipline:Health sciences
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Original article presents the results of original research or experiment.
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PBN-R:905217
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