Edwards, J. and Hartwell, H., 2004. A comparison of energy intake between eating positions in a NHS hospital - a pilot study. Appetite, 43 (3), pp. 323-325.
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Malnutrition and the under-consumption of food in hospitals is prevalent and in UK hospitals, the consumption of meals is mainly a solitude event, despite evidence to show that eating in the presence of others can actually increase food intake. Dietary data were collected for three consecutive 24 h periods (n=13) from patients who consumed their meals either in bed, at the side of the bed or in the presence of others. Results show a significant increase (p<0.05) in the mean daily energy intake for those sitting around a table in the presence of others. Although a small pilot study, the results confirm the value of social facilitation in improving the under-consumption of food when in hospital
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Social facilitation Eating location Hospital food service Food/energy intake|
|Subjects:||Technology > Food Science and Drinks|
|Group:||School of Tourism > International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research|
|Deposited By:||Louise K. Tucker|
|Deposited On:||09 Nov 2009 20:41|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:17|
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