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High prevalence of undernutrition and low dietary diversity in institutionalised elderly living in Sri Lanka

Rathnayake, K. M., Wimalathunga, M. P. P. M., Weech, M., Jackson, K. G. ORCID: and Lovegrove, J. A. ORCID: (2015) High prevalence of undernutrition and low dietary diversity in institutionalised elderly living in Sri Lanka. Public Health Nutrition, 18 (15). pp. 2874-2880. ISSN 1368-9800

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This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial and not-for-profit sectors. The authors wish to thank the participants, administrators and caregivers of the homes for elders for their enthusiastic cooperation and also the Nutrition Research Team of the Department of Applied Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, for their valuable assistance during the course of the study. The authors also wish to thank Mr. S. Rahanan for coordination and the assistance given in data collection especially in Tamil speaking participants. K.M.R designed and managed the study, interpreted the data and drafted the manuscript. M.P.P.M contributed to the data collection, data analysis and coordination of the study. M.W, K.G.J and J.A.L assisted in data interpretation and critical revision of the manuscript. The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest of any kind involved in this study or this publication. Ethical clearance for this study was obtained from the Ethical Review Committee of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (ERC/13-037).

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR)
Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Human Nutrition Research Group
ID Code:39961
Uncontrolled Keywords:Institutionalised elderly; Undernutrition; Dietary diversity; Geriatric care
Publisher:Cambridge University Press


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