Developing a nutrition education package for Malaysian hemodialysis patients

Tilakavati Karupaiah, Chee Siew Swee, Ruzana Abdullah

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Objective: To develop an education package with uniform nutrition messages appropriate for Malaysian patients undergoing hemodialysis. Methods: Nutritional problems and socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, and religious factors influencing food habits of HD patients were considered in planning the package. The package comprised a Flipchart and 55 food Fotocards. The Flipchart used a modular format to target nutrition education in stages. The food Fotocards were designed to help the patient plan a daily menu and enjoy greater food variety. Photographs related to common food servings carried symbols for significant nutrient sources of energy, protein, fat, sodium, potassium, and phosphate. A traffic-light color system quantified potassium and phosphate content. The package was evaluated by 25 respondents, composed of nephrologists, nurses, dietitians, and patients. Results: Eighty percent of evaluators rated the Flipchart as good and 20% rated it as excellent, whereas 28% rated the Food Fotocards as good and 72% rated them as as excellent. Conclusion: This package is a useful nutrition education tool for both health educators and dietitians to present first-line nutrition advice to patients undergoing hemodialysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-227
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Renal Nutrition
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001

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nutrition education
Renal Dialysis
Education
Food
dietitians
Nutritionists
potassium
phosphates
nutrition
menu planning
Health Educators
nurses
teachers
traffic
photographs
Feeding Behavior
socioeconomics
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  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Urology

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Developing a nutrition education package for Malaysian hemodialysis patients. / Karupaiah, Tilakavati; Swee, Chee Siew; Abdullah, Ruzana.

In: Journal of Renal Nutrition, Vol. 11, No. 4, 10.2001, p. 220-227.

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Karupaiah, Tilakavati ; Swee, Chee Siew ; Abdullah, Ruzana. / Developing a nutrition education package for Malaysian hemodialysis patients. In: Journal of Renal Nutrition. 2001 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 220-227.
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