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October 2023 - Crouse et al
Jenifer Crouse presents the findings from her paper entitled Electronic health record time-tracking provides real-time data to measure and benchmark dietitian productivity. The use of an electronic health record can be a useful tool in the planning of dietetic staffing and workloads.
August 2023 - Mulrooney et al
Food insecurity is on the rise in the UK due to complex political factors. Existing food distribution models are recognised as stigmatizing to their users. This has prompted a rapid evolution of social supermarkets, which seek to give users access to low cost food and minimise food waste. Dr Hilda Mulrooney presents an overview of "Social supermarkets, nutritional implications and healthy eating: exploration of members and their views".
July 2023 - Costas et al
Cristian Costas-Batlle presents the latest findings from "A dietitian-led coeliac service helps to identify and reduce involuntary gluten ingestion with subsequent reduction in the frequency of repeat endoscopies". A dietitian-led coeliac clinic improved gluten-free diet adherence, which resulted in a consequent reduction in the frequency of endoscopies with repeat duodenal biopsies.
Clare Pettinger presents an overview of a new paper entitled "Collaborative leadership to support sustainability in practice for dietitians as allied health professionals". As health agendas focus on the importance of sustainability and a greener approach management of food-related disease, allied health professionals need to develop leadership in this area.
May 2023 - Moura et al
Andreia Moura discusses 'Spicing up food interactions: Development of a healthy food education activity targeting fathers and their young children', which is a study that explores the role of fathers in enhancing chidren's acceptance of healthy eating. Participation of children and fathers in a four-week intervention resulted in positive changes to family diets.
May 2023 - Hilbrands et al
Jana Hilbrands summarises the findings of 'Evaluation of an electronic medical record−based Paediatric Nutrition Screening Tool', a study which describes a nutrition screening tool embedded into electronic medical records as a means to enhance nutrition care in children's hospitals.
March 2023 - Cave et al
Residential care homes represent an important but difficult to access setting for research in nutrition and dietetics. Danielle Cave discusses her recent qualitative study, The challenges facing residential aged care homes to participate in quality food and nutrition research, which explores barriers to research in this sector in Australia.
March 2023 - Cortes et al
Handgrip strength is a widely used tool for nutritional assessment in clinical settings and may have utility in predicting clinical outcomes in advanced chronic liver disease. Handgrip strength is associated with 12 months survival in male patients suffering with advanced chronic liver disease, describes the determination of handgrip strength reference values against clinical outcomes.
Lara Santos da Silva presents findings from 'Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index, gestational weight gain and child weight during the first 2 years of life in an Amazonian birth cohort'. Data from the study suggest that pre-pregnancy BMI and excessive gestational weight gain were associated with higher child BMI to age 2 years.
Preliminary content and construct validity of a new model to differentiate research skills from evidence‐based practice skills: Core, Evidence Application, Research (CEAR) Model
-  28 November 2023
The differentiation of research and evidence application skills as illustrated in the Core, Evidence Application, Research Model has good internal reliability, preliminary content and construct validity based on factor analysis, correlation with existing tools and known groups analysis. This model will help guide future education and professional development in nutrition and dietetics.
The differentiation of research and evidence application skills as illustrated in the Core, Evidence Application, Research Model has good internal reliability, preliminary content and construct validity based on factor analysis, correlation with existing tools and known groups analysis.
This model will help guide future education and professional development in nutrition and dietetics.
Exploring paediatric dietetic resources available for critically ill children in the UK and Ireland: A multicentre survey
-  27 November 2023
A cross-sectional UK and Republic of Ireland study evaluated paediatric intensive care units (PICU) dietetic staffing in relation to the recommended 1:10 bed-to-staff ratio (Agenda for Change [AfC] Band 7 lead) by the Paediatric Critical Care Society. Despite evidence linking the presence of a pediatric dietitian to better enteral nutrition, most trusts do not meet the minimum staffing standards.
Association of diet quality and weight increase in adult heart transplant recipients
-  24 November 2023
Changes in nutrient composition and diet quality in the first 6 months following bariatric surgery: An observational cohort study
-  14 November 2023
Both favourable and unfavourable changes in nutrient composition and diet quality are observed 6 months following bariatric surgery, including a decreased intake of unhealthy food choices, red and processed meat and sodium, as well as vegetables and wholegrain products, dietary fibre and micronutrients. Relative protein and dairy intake increased post-surgery.
Critically appraising and utilising qualitative health research evidence in nutrition practice
-  14 November 2023
Qualitative evidence can be utilised conceptually or instrumentally to inform decision-making in dietetics. Dietitians need to be skilled at appraising qualitative research for quality and applicability. Using a clinical nutrition scenario, the process for appraising a qualitative study and integrating this type of evidence into practice is outlined.
The following is a list of the most cited articles based on citations published in the last three years, according to CrossRef.
British Dietetic Association systematic review and evidence‐based practice guidelines for the dietary management of irritable bowel syndrome in adults (2016 update)
-  8 June 2016
The low FODMAP diet in the management of irritable bowel syndrome: an evidence-based review of FODMAP restriction, reintroduction and personalisation in clinical practice
-  15 January 2018
Zinc deficiency in low‐ and middle‐income countries: prevalence and approaches for mitigation
-  6 July 2020
Nutrition in early life and the programming of adult disease: a review
-  31 January 2014
- IssueVolume 36, Issue 6
Sustainable Food Systems and Dietary Patterns in Nutrition and Dietetic Practice2121-2350December 2023Liesel Carlsson, Angela Madden, Kalliopi-Anna Poulia
- IssueVolume 36, Issue 51613-2120October 2023
- IssueVolume 36, Issue 41123-1612August 2023
- IssueVolume 36, Issue 3581-1121June 2023
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