Title

Culturally Adapted, Hands-on Malnutrition Workshop for Dietitians in Ghana Increases Self-efficacy, Knowledge, and Skills

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2020

Subject Area

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Abstract

Malnutrition is a major public health concern in Ghana where 7.5% of women are underweight and one-third of child deaths are attributed to malnutrition. Implementation of a malnutrition diagnosis offers a potential, cost-effective solution to improve a patient's health outcome. This report describes a hands-on workshop on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Malnutrition Guidelines designed for Ghanaian dietitians. The teaching techniques and cultural adaptation are detailed. Program evaluation demonstrated that the workshop improved knowledge, application skills, and confidence among the participants.

Publication Title

Topics in Clinical Nutrition

Volume

35

Issue

2

First Page

116

Last Page

120

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1097/TIN.0000000000000210

ISSN

08835691

E-ISSN

15505146

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