The nutritional response to trauma in older people

Chu, P S (1998) The nutritional response to trauma in older people. Professional nurse (London, England), 13(9), pp. 597-600. ISSN (print) 0266-8130

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Abstract

Physiological changes affecting the digestive system in old age may mean that older people have a higher risk of malnutrition as a result of physical trauma. The findings showed that the nutritional status of older subjects who had undergone total hip replacement did not correlate with age. The study indicated that people over the age of 75 may have a tendency of develop postoperative complications, which could be affected by malnutrition.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Allied health professions and studies
Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)
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Date Deposited: 11 May 2010 07:09
Last Modified: 11 May 2010 07:09
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/7283

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