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Analysis of Factors Affecting Nutritional Status of Elderly at State Nursing Home and Non-Governmental Organization



Norhasanah , Hadi Riyadi and Dadang Sukandar
 
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors that affect the nutritional status of the elderly in state nursing home and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). This study used a cross-sectional method in which the number of respondents were 35 elderly people in the state nursing home and 25 elderly people in the NGO. Pearson correlation test results showed an association between emotional support, self-esteem support, appetite, carbohydrate adequacy and health status on nutritional status of the elderly. Results of regression with forward method showed that the dominant variable affecting the nutritional status, the type of institution, emotional support, appetite and carbohydrate adequacy. Appetite was the most influential factor on the nutritional status. The allocation of the government budget for NGO also need to be considered, not just focused on the state nursing home. For state nursing home and NGO should further strengthen and improve the programs that already exist relating to the improvement of the nutritional status of the elderly, such as counseling or education to elderly about the importance of balanced nutrition and physical activity, more in-depth communication on an individual basis especially for the elderly who experience psychosocial problems such as depression or lack of life satisfaction, increase productivity activities that stimulate the elderly so that they feel more valued and more motivated in life.

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Norhasanah , Hadi Riyadi and Dadang Sukandar, 2015. Analysis of Factors Affecting Nutritional Status of Elderly at State Nursing Home and Non-Governmental Organization. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 14: 180-187.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2015.180.187

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2015.180.187

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