Comparison of the eating behaviour and dietary consumption in older adults with and without visual impairment

Nabila Jones, Hannah Bartlett*

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Abstract

Globally a high prevalence of obesity and under-nutrition has been reported in people with visual impairment (VI), who have reported multifactorial obstacles that prevent them from achieving a healthy diet, such as having restricted shopping and cooking abilities. This study is the first to investigate the relationship between VI and dietary consumption using a representative sample size, standardised methods to categorise VI, and a detailed analysis of dietary consumption. Ninety-six participants with VI and an age-matched control group of 50 participants were recruited from across the UK. All participants were aged 50 years or over. Participants completed a 24 hour food recall for a period of three days. Participants also answered questions about their abilities to shop for and cook food as well as their knowledge of healthy eating. Participants with VI in this sample consumed significantly fewer calories and other nutrients than is recommended for their age group and when compared to an age-matched control group. Participants with VI mainly made food choices irrespective of nutritional value. The results of this study highlight for the first time, that a large proportion of older adults with VI in the UK are undernourished. These results suggest local and government led initiatives should be implemented to support the diets of older adults in the UK, these initiatives could include healthy eating workshops, café clubs or skills training and rehabilitation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages25
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Early online date3 Dec 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Dec 2019

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Vision Disorders
Feeding Behavior
Food
Aptitude
Research Design
Control Groups
Local Government
Nutritive Value
Cooking
Sample Size
Rehabilitation
Age Groups
Obesity
Diet
Education
Healthy Diet

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The final publication is available via Cambridge Journals Online at
https://doi.org/10.1017/S000711451900312X

Keywords

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Dietary consumption
  • Eating behaviours
  • Visual Impairment

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