Nutrition Literacy and the Elderly with Hypertension. ผศ.ดร.ดวงเนตร ธรรมกุล

ชื่อผู้ทำวิจัย :

  1. ดร.รุ่งนภา ป้องเกียรติชัย
  2. ผศ.ดร.ศรีสุดา วงศ์วิเศษกุล

ลักษณะผลงาน : อื่นๆ ระบุ     บทความวิชาการ

สาขางานวิจัย : วิทยาศาสตร์สุขภาพ   

ช่วงเวลาที่ทำวิจัย : 02/10/2560 - 28/09/2561


Hypertension is a highly prevalent condition with numerous health risks, and the incidence of hypertension is greatest among elderly. There are a number of collateral effects, including risks for dementia, physical disability, cardiovascular, and diabetes. The multi-dimensional risks of hypertension among elderly have been found to be associated with smoking, obesity, sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity. However, the one of determined factors of hypertension is food consumption. Consumption knowledge could help the elderly in the community. This process exposed to the various information. It also influenced to the information of decision making to increasing the behavior changing and lifestyles appropriately. Only the nutrition knowledge cannot influence the development skill of the right consuming decision. Nutrition literacy intervention is composed of the providing health information in order to achieve the knowledge and how to make the decision making correctly. Furthermore it leads to the organizing activities to develop the critical thinking skills and brings to appropriate consumption decision in elderly group. The aims of this article were to propose the nutrition literacy and the adaptation from Nutbeam and Sorensen model which related to the integrated management into practice in elderly people, which are adaptable to diverse elderly with difference level of knowledge, ability, cognitive skills, memory and culture, with high hypertension. It is very necessary for nurses and health professionals to consider the activities for elderly people.

Keywords: Nutrition Literacy, Elderly, Hypertension, Community