MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Elizabeth F. Lowe
Michael Breslin, Deborah Slawson
The purpose of this study was to determine whether providing residents of the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center Community Living Center with a choice of nourishment options between meals would improve their satisfaction with the nourishment administration process. As opposed to being given the same nourishment item each day, residents were offered choices from a nourishment cart based upon their diet order. Sixteen residents completed the pre-survey, participated in the revised nourishment cart system for a 3-week period, and completed the postsurvey. Level of satisfaction was determined by analyzing the responses given by the residents on the pre- and post-surveys. There were increases in the overall level of satisfaction the residents felt with the incorporation of the new nourishment cart system.
Thesis - Open Access
Hutson, Samantha, "Measuring Patient Satisfaction After Providing a Choice of Nourishment Options Between Meals in a Long-Term Care Setting." (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1805. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1805
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