Journal of Japanese Association for Home Care Medicine
Online ISSN : 2435-4007
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Analysis of the Necessity of On-site Nutrition Support in Home Medical Care Settings : A Questionnaire Survey of Home-visit Nursing Agencies
Yasuyuki HigashimotoTakashi HasegawaYumiko HiraoAkiko Okada
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2019 Volume 1 Issue 1 Pages 22-30

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Solving diet and/or nutrition problems is an important issue especially in home medical care settings. We performed a questionnaire survey concerning the necessity of on-site nutrition support among 339 home-visit nursing agencies in Chiba prefecture. The responses appropriate for the analysis were obtained from 83 facilities (effective response rate 24.5%). All facilities have been asked about the diet and/or nutrition problems of their patients, and 25 facilities answer the questions. In cases where facilities were unable to answer, the major solutions are “consultation with staff nurses” (49.4%), “looking up information on the internet” (42.2%), “consultation with a doctor” (30.1%), and then “consultation with an administrative dietitian” (only 18.1%). The visiting nurses found it difficult to answer some the various confounding questions arising from patients’ multiplex conditions. Therefore, skillful administrative dietitians should be demanded in home medical care settings.

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