Nutrition telemedicine consultation for rural elders

Nancy Stiles, Maria Boosalis, Kim Thompson, Daniel Stinnett, Mary Kay Rayens

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Abstract

Nutritional services can be limited in rural areas, therefore we developed a pilot telemedicine nutritional consultation service to determine the feasibility of using this technology for nutritional assessment. Our participants were 20 rural elderly individuals with either diabetes or hypertension. Nutritional assessment was performed using a telemedicine system that provided both audio and visual transmission. The telemedicine interviews provided sufficient information to make nutritional recommendations to all 20 participants. All participants reported that their nutritional consultations were very positive experiences and more convenient and less costly than in-person consultations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-55
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nutrition for the Elderly
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 5 1999

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Nutrition
  • Rural
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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