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dc.contributor.authorRay, Sumantra
dc.contributor.authorRajput-Ray, Minha
dc.contributor.authorBall, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorCrowley, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorLaur, Celia
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Suchismita
dc.contributor.authorAgarwal, Shweta
dc.contributor.authorRay, Sabyasachi
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-24T05:01:13Z
dc.date.available2017-07-24T05:01:13Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn2314-503X
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2015/416021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/99079
dc.description.abstractMalnutrition results in increased duration of patient stay and increases hospital costs. However, few studies address this issue in the Indian context. A recent UK study showed that intensive nutrition training was effective in increasing awareness of health professionals. In order to inform such educational interventions in India, a needs assessment was conducted in Kolkata by measuring doctors’ and dietitians’ attitudes and confidence regarding nutrition care, advocacy, and leadership. A total of 123 doctors (including general medicine, endocrinology, and critical care) and 56 dietitians completed a questionnaire. Doctors displayed moderate confidence in providing nutrition care but were less confident in their skills relating to advocacy and leadership. Dietitians displayed greater confidence than doctors in providing nutrition care but similarly lacked confidence in skills relating to advocacy and leadership. Overall, doctors and dietitians displayed equally positive attitudes towards nutrition in patient care. The greater confidence of dietitians compared to doctors in providing nutrition care may be the result of specialised training. Despite the limitations of this study, this paper provides a first glance at the gaps in nutritional practice within the doctors and dietitians community of Kolkata such that targeted future studies can now be planned.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom416021-1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto416021-6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Biomedical Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2015
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Nutrition Intervention
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111104
dc.titleConfidence and attitudes of doctors and dietitians towards nutrition care and nutrition advocacy for hospital patients in Kolkata, India
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Sumantra Ray et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorBall, Lauren E.


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