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A Study on the Dietary Status among Elderly Residents in Senior Citizen’s Center Using Nutrition Quotient for Elderly

한국식품조리과학회지 2020년 36권 4호 p.382 ~ 391
김도희, 민성희,
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김도희 ( Kim Do-Hee ) - Semyung University Department of Oriental Medical Food and Nutrition
민성희 ( Min Sung-Hee ) - Semyung University Department of Food and Nutriton Science for Bioindustry

Abstract


Purpose: This study examined the food behavior and nutritional status of the elderly using the nutrition quotient for the elderly to provide information on nutrition education.

Method: The subjects were 81 elderly people in Jecheon city using a community center for the elderly in Jecheon city. The survey was conducted by the subject completing a questionnaire.

Result: The average NQ score of the subjects was 53.89, which was a medium low grade. The mean score for the balance factor was medium high grade, whereas the mean scores for diversity, moderation, and dietary behavior were medium low grade. The moderation factor between males and females were significantly different regarding the balance factor in the BMI group. The NQ scores and diversity factor showed significant differences in family members.

Conclusion: According to the results of the evaluation by NQ, the subjects require proper guide and management to control their eating behavior. Continual and customized nutritional education for the elderly will be needed to improve and maintain their nutritional status.

키워드

elderly; nutrition quotient (NQ); dietary behavior; nutrition education

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