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MOUSSE MEALS FOR ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS AND LOW NUTRITIONAL STATUS

Atsushi Hamuro, Minoru Honda, Yuya Wakaura, Shouko Mori, Ryuichi Tanaka

Care Weekly 2020;4:8-10

We investigated the effect of mousse meals on improvement in nutritional status. We conducted a 12-week, prospective, structured clinical trial on 11 elderly patients with psychiatric disorders. We compared the participants’ body mass index, blood protein and albumin levels, activities of daily living, and swallowing function, as well as presence of pneumonia, urinary-tract infection, and incidences of gastrointestinal symptoms due to consumption of mousse meals during the baseline and 12-week follow up. Results showed that Body Mass Index levels significantly increased, while blood protein and albumin levels, activities of daily living, and swallow function varied. One patient with pneumonia and another with urinary-tract infection could resume eating mousse meals within one week from the onset of infection. No participant suffered from gastrointestinal symptoms. The results of this study indicate that mousse meals are a viable choice for improving low nutritional status of elderly patients with psychiatric disorders.

CITATION:
Atsushi Hamuro ; Minoru Honda ; Yuya Wakaura ; Shouko Mori ; Ryuichi Tanaka (2020): Mousse Meals for Elderly Patients with Psychiatric Disorders and Low Nutritional Status. Care Weekly. http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/cw.2020.2

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