Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

423

Author

Aiysha Ahmed

Date

2011

Date of Award

11-9-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Clinical Nutrition

Committee Chair

Carol Mitchell

Committee Member

Ruth Williams

Committee Member

Dale Armstrong

Abstract

Objective: To determine if there is a correlation between dental health and nutrition status among homebound senior citizens who participate in the MIFA (Metropolitan Interfaith Association) meals on wheels program.Design:Qualified participants were given questionnaires at their residence or over the phone. The interviews were administered by trained MIFA volunteers.Subjects:Fifty MIFAparticipants were chosen through random selection.Results:The correlation between dental health and malnutrition risk factors was non-significant (p=0.098).Conclusions:Programs to help raise awareness within dental offices and dental associations regarding this correlation would benefit the rising issues with elderly malnutrition significantly.

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Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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