Dietetic care of hip fracture patients across Australia: Are we doing enough?
Miller, Michelle Deanne
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Aim: To determine the composition of usual nutrition care provided by Australian dietitians to patients with a falls related femoral neck fracture. Methods: A cross-sectional survey administered via the World Wide Web using Survey Monkey to dietitians across Australia. Results: One hundred and sixty eight dietitians working with patients with a femoral neck fracture in Australia responded to the survey. Few dietitians (n=7) indicated they worked in the community setting. Nutritional screening was used among respondents (n=93), but 32/93 indicated they did not use a validated tool. Most commonly used interventions included strategies to increase intake of nutrients, such as provision of nourishing meals, snacks, and oral supplements. Conclusions: Some concerns remain regarding provision of optimal nutritional care of femoral neck fracture patients in Australia. There were few respondents working
Author version made available in accordance with the publisher's policy. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Milte R and Miller M, 2011 ‘Dietetic care of hip fracture patients across Australia: Are we doing enough?’ Nutrition and Dietetics, 68 (3), 214-220., which has been published in final form at doi:10.1111/j.1747-0080.2011.01538.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.