A qualitative difference. Patients' views of hospital food service in Iran

Jessri, Mahsa, Mirmiran, Parvin, Jessri, Maryam, Johns, Nick, Rashidkhani, Bahram, Amiri, Parisa, Barfmal, Nasrin and Azizi, Fereidoun (2011) A qualitative difference. Patients' views of hospital food service in Iran. Appetite, 57 2: 530-533. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2011.06.012

Author Jessri, Mahsa
Mirmiran, Parvin
Jessri, Maryam
Johns, Nick
Rashidkhani, Bahram
Amiri, Parisa
Barfmal, Nasrin
Azizi, Fereidoun
Title A qualitative difference. Patients' views of hospital food service in Iran
Journal name Appetite   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0195-6663
Publication date 2011-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2011.06.012
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 57
Issue 2
Start page 530
End page 533
Total pages 4
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 3200 Psychology
2916 Nutrition and Dietetics
Abstract Undernutrition and food acceptability in hospitals form a worldwide problem, but existing studies offer a predominantly Western perspective. This research investigated inpatients' satisfaction with meals in five Iranian hospitals, using focus group discussions, interviews and meal observations. The main problem areas included food quality and quantity, nutritional control, meal arrangements and staff attitudes. Iran's hospitals follow a Western model, which may be appropriate for medical systems, but is less so for patient feeding, due to budgetary constraints and cultural factors. Understanding patients' experience makes it possible to improve feeding arrangements, with a positive impact upon patients' nutrition.
Keyword Foodservice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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