Impact for continuing education: Applying the nutrition care process and model and the international dietetics and nutrition terminology for dietitians in long-term care

Rena Zelig, Laura Byham-Gray, Riva Touger-Decker, J. Scott Parrott, Diane Rigassio-Radler

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Abstract

A prospective, one-group, pre-post test design was used to determine change in knowledge and attitudes of registered dietitians in long-term care settings regarding the use of the nutrition care process and model and the international dietetics and nutrition terminology. Sixty registered dietitian participants, employed by 4 US long-term health care services companies, completed a Web-based course module including pre- and posttests. Following the intervention, knowledge (p < .01, paired-samples t test) and attitude scores (p < .01, paired-samples t tests) increased significantly. Educational interventions targeted to the long-term care practice setting can improve nutrition care process and model and the International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology knowledge and attitudes as measured by pre-post tests. Further research with a larger sample size is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-280
Number of pages13
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Keywords

  • International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology (IDNT)
  • long-term care (LTC)
  • nutrition assessment
  • nutrition care process (NCP)
  • nutrition care process and model (NCPM)
  • nutrition diagnosis

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