Current practice in nutrition diagnosis and intervention for the management of Parkinson's disease in Australia and Canada

Sheard, Jamie M & Ash, Susan (2015) Current practice in nutrition diagnosis and intervention for the management of Parkinson's disease in Australia and Canada. Nutrition and Dietetics, 72(1), pp. 30-35.

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Abstract

Aim To document current practice by dietitians in Australia and Canada in the nutrition management of Parkinson's disease. This will help identify priority areas for review and development of practice guidelines and direct future research.

Methods Current practice in the phases of the Nutrition Care Plan was captured using an online survey distributed to Dietitians Association of Australia members and Practice-Based Evidence in Nutrition subscribers through their email newsletters. The results of the diagnosis, intervention and monitoring phases are presented here.

Results Eighty-four dietitians responded. There was consistency in practice for nutrition issues that are encountered in other populations, such as malnutrition and constipation. There was more variation in practice in the nutrition issues that are more specific to Parkinson's disease, such as nutrition and meal interactions with medication. A lack of awareness of emerging treatments, such as deep brain stimulation surgery, appears to exist in the responding dietitians.

Conclusions The variation in practice that was present for the nutrition issues specific to Parkinson's disease may reflect the lack of quality evidence and subsequently evidence-based guidelines in these areas. Work to provide background information about treatment options and to translate current evidence for the nutrition issues that are specific to Parkinson's disease into practice recommendations should be completed.

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ID Code: 87336
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: clinical nutrition and dietetics, nutritional status, evidence-based practice;, nutrition intervention;, Parkinson's disease
DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12118
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NEUROSCIENCES (110900) > Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases (110904)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (111100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: © 2015 Dietitians Association of Australia
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2015 03:04
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 22:01

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