Hospital nurses and home care providers’ experiences of participation in nutritional care among older persons and their family caregivers

Hestevik et al., JHND Early View Background A person‐centred approach to nutritional care has the potential to increase an older person’s role in making informed decisions about their own care and possibly improving their quality of life. However, despite the considerable interest shown in person‐centred nutritional care in recent years, delivery of such care still appears … Continue reading Hospital nurses and home care providers’ experiences of participation in nutritional care among older persons and their family caregivers

Quality of life impact of withdrawing gluten‐free food from prescriptions in England

Peters et al., JHND Early View Background Some local areas in England stopped have gluten‐free prescriptions for coeliac disease. An explanatory mixed‐methods study has investigated the impact of these changes. Methods A cross‐sectional survey with 1697 participants was followed by 24 qualitative interviews. The survey included questions on the use of prescriptions and healthcare services, as … Continue reading Quality of life impact of withdrawing gluten‐free food from prescriptions in England

Priority setting for adult malnutrition and nutritional screening in healthcare

Jones et al., JHND Early View Background Malnutrition is one the greatest global health challenges of our generation, leading to the increased utilisation of healthcare resources, as well as morbidity and mortality. Research has primarily been driven by industry, academia and clinical working groups and has had little involvement from patients and carers. The project described … Continue reading Priority setting for adult malnutrition and nutritional screening in healthcare

Effects of a healthy diet enriched or not with pecan nuts or extra‐virgin olive oil on the lipid profile of patients with stable coronary artery disease

Campos et al., JHND Early View Background The present study aimed to assess the effect of a healthy diet, enriched or not with pecan nuts or extra‐virgin olive oil, on the lipid profile of patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods This was a randomised clinical trial conducted for 12 weeks with patients aged between 40 … Continue reading Effects of a healthy diet enriched or not with pecan nuts or extra‐virgin olive oil on the lipid profile of patients with stable coronary artery disease

Dietary inflammatory index is associated with all cause mortality

Veronese et al., JHND Early View Background Higher Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII®) scores are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. However, little is known about the effects of DII on mortality in Mediterranean countries. Therefore, in the present study, we aimed to investigate the potential association between DII scores and overall, cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD) … Continue reading Dietary inflammatory index is associated with all cause mortality

Metabolic bone diseases in intestinal failure

Allan and Lal JHND Early View Metabolic bone diseases are a group of conditions that are common complications in patients with intestinal failure. These may occur as a result of the underlying condition, leading to intestinal failure, particularly inflammatory conditions such as Crohn’s disease and their associated treatments including corticosteroids. Malabsorption, as a result of … Continue reading Metabolic bone diseases in intestinal failure

Provision of finger foods may positively affect patient outcomes in long‐term care settings

Heelan et al., JHND Early View Background Reduced food intake is prevalent in people in residential and hospital care settings. Little is known about the use of finger foods (i.e. foods eaten without cutlery) with respect to increasing feeding independence and food intake. The Social Care Institute for Excellence (Malnutrition Task Force: State of the Nation, … Continue reading Provision of finger foods may positively affect patient outcomes in long‐term care settings