REMINDER! “Improving hospital patients’ nutrition: New technologies and innovations” Webinar on Wednesday 14th July 2021 @ 2pm AEST, sponsored by Delegate is fast approaching.
Today 20–50% of hospital patients are affected by malnutrition, closely linked to poor patient outcomes and high costs. Dietary intake monitoring can help to prevent or correct malnutrition, but the busy working schedule of hospital staff, and patients’ sometimes poor recollection of what they ate in hospital, are counterproductive to an effective system.
Join Dr Shelley Roberts as she shares over 4 years of research findings of putting the task – as well as the responsibility – of intake tracking squarely in the patient’s hands, and supporting this with the right, easy-to-adopt and easy-to-use technology.
Engaging hospital patients in their nutrition care using technology: the NUTRI-TEC study
Dr Shelley Roberts and her team of researchers and clinicians have worked with Delegate to develop an innovative, technology-based intervention that allows patients to actively participate in their own nutrition care, streamlining processes for hospital staff and increasing patient adherence to nutrition care. The intervention, NUTRI-TEC, involves patient-led dietary intake tracking and nutritional goal setting via the Delegate foodservice portal, accessed through patient bedside computer screens at our hospital. It was rigorously developed in a four-phase program of research, including a literature review, iterative development and evaluation cycle, usability testing and interviews with hospital patients and staff, and a feasibility study that tested the intervention with real hospital patients. NUTRI-TEC is underpinned by theories (of patient participation in care, self-efficacy and technology acceptance) and research evidence; and had significant end-user input from hospital patients and staff.
Below you can find the links to the published research papers;
- Pilot study paper (feasibility testing of the NUTRI-TEC intervention with hospital patients):
- Patient interviews paper (perceptions of NUTRI-TEC intervention; subset of patients from pilot study)
- Intervention development paper (development of NUTRI-TEC):
- Staff interviews paper (staff perceptions of mock-up NUTRI-TEC program, during development phase):
- Patient usability paper (patient perceptions and usability testing of mock-up program, during development phase):
Meet Dr Shelley Roberts
Dr Shelley Roberts is an Allied Health Research Fellow and Accredited Practicing Dietitian working in a conjoint research position between Griffith University and Gold Coast Health. Her research focuses on improving nutrition among hospitalized patients, with interests in patient participation in care, health information technology, and knowledge translation. Since 2016, Dr Roberts has led a program of research to develop, implement and evaluate a technology-based intervention that allows patients to actively participate in their nutrition care at the hospital bedside, through patient-led dietary intake tracking and nutritional goal setting and monitoring. This work aims to improve the nutrition intakes and statuses of hospitalized patients, in order to improve outcomes for patients and hospitals.
To hear all the details, ask your questions about the research and see how NUTRI-TEC could benefit your organization, come join Shelley on the Delegate sponsored “Improving hospital patients’ nutrition: New technologies and innovations” Webinar on Wednesday 14th July 2021 @ 2pm AEST.