A comparison of energy intake between eating positions in a NHS hospital - A pilot study

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Authors: Edwards, J. and Hartwell, H.

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Journal: Appetite

Volume: 43

Pages: 323-325

ISSN: 0195-6663

DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2004.06.005

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

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Authors: Edwards, J.S.A. and Hartwell, H.J.

Journal: Appetite

Volume: 43

Issue: 3

Pages: 323-325

ISSN: 0195-6663

DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2004.06.005

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.

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Authors: Edwards, J.S.A. and Hartwell, H.J.

Journal: Appetite

Volume: 43

Issue: 3

Pages: 323-325

ISSN: 0195-6663

DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2004.06.005

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. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Authors: Edwards, J.S.A. and Hartwell, H.J.

Journal: APPETITE

Volume: 43

Issue: 3

Pages: 323-325

ISSN: 0195-6663

DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2004.06.005

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Authors: Edwards, J.S. and Hartwell, H.J.

Journal: Appetite

Volume: 43

Issue: 3

Pages: 323-325

eISSN: 1095-8304

ISSN: 0195-6663

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.

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