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Malnutrition: Evaluating the effectiveness of supplements

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Abbie Jane Collins, Victoria Clemett, Amanda McNaughton

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S18-S25
JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
Volume24
DOIs
Published1 Jul 2019

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Abstract

This article explores the effectiveness of oral nutritional supplements through a literature review. A literature search was performed throughout various medical databases and one article was selected for a critical appraisal. The study focused on the use of high-energy, low-volume supplements for people living in care homes who are at risk of malnutrtion or who are already manourished. The methods and conclusions of the study are then scrutinised. This article recommends further research to be carried out into the type and volume of supplements needed and the implementation of evidence-based practice.

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