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Table 4 Experiences and views on undernutrition monitoring responsibilities, procedures, and barriers that emerged from the interviews

From: Dutch nutrition and care professionals’ experiences with undernutrition awareness, monitoring, and treatment among community-dwelling older adults: a qualitative study

  Nutrition Care Research
Monitoring responsibilities DC D1 D2 D3 D5 MSE1 EC ICC GS GP1 GP2 NP HCN1 HCN2 HCN3 R1 R2 R3
 Older adults themselves            x       x x
 Informal caregiver     x   x   x           
 General practitioner (GP) x x x x      x        x x x
 Home care nurse (HCN) x    x x   x x x x x x x x x x x x
 Nurse practitioner x   x     x   x    x     x x  
Monitoring procedures DC D1 D2 D3 D5 MSE1 EC ICC GS GP1 GP2 NP HCN1 HCN2 HCN3 R1 R2 R3
 Screening with questionnaire at general practice   x x x             x   x
 Screening with questionnaire by HCN x    x x   x   x x   x     x x x
 Observation by the HCN              x x x    
 Screening with questionnaire by nurse practitioner          x    x       
Monitoring barriers DC D1 D2 D3 D5 MSE1 EC ICC GS GP1 GP2 NP HCN1 HCN2 HCN3 R1 R2 R3
 Lack of awareness older adults x x x x x x x x x x x x x x   x x  
 Lack of awareness GP x x x x      x x x   x    x x x
 Lack of awareness HCN    x           x      
 Lack of time GP     x      x x x      x x  
 Lack of time HCN     x x   x   x    x x x x    x
 Low priority of nutrition GP x x         x x      x   
 Low priority of nutrition HCN     x      x    x       x
  1. Note: The interviews with D4, MSE2, MSE3, and R4 did not result in answers relevant to undernutrition monitoring responsibilities, procedures, and barriers. DC dietitians’ coordinator, D dietitian, MSE meal service employee, EC elder-issues consultant, ICC informal care consultantm, GS geriatric specialist, GP general practitioner, NP nurse practitioner, R researcher