DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20220045
Published: 2022-01-28

Study to assess the feedback of COVID-19 patients to nutritional services provided in dedicated COVID hospital

Mayuri S. Bawankar, Damini S. Mahanubhav, Prachi M. Suryawanshi, Nandkumar M. Salunke

Abstract


Background: In patients’ overall perception of their hospital experience it is widely recognized that food and other aspects of foodservice delivery are important elements and health care teams have committed to deliver appropriate food to their patients on daily basis. The provision of hospital foodservice should not only meet, but, also exceed patients’ expectations so as to gain the patients’ confidence in hospital food. Nutrition is an important element of care. A balanced nutrition is extremely important for patients who have been infected with COVID-19.

Methods: To see the feedbacks of COVID-19 patients admitted in dedicated COVID hospital, the present hospital based cross sectional study was undertaken in various wards of dedicated COVID hospital of metropolitan city of western Maharashtra.

Results: Mean age of participants was 41 years. Mean duration of hospital stay was 9.1 days. 60% patients were in age group between 31 to 60 whereas only 3% participants were above 80 years of age. 59% were male, 85% were from urban area. 55% participants were taking mix diet. 54% participants stayed for 8 to 10 days. 58% participants were presented with different co morbidities. 73.07% participants had normal diet during their stay in the hospital. Variables like age, gender and hospital stay had significant association with the feedback to nutritional services (p<0.05).

Conclusions: Participants were satisfied towards nutrition and nutritional services provided in dedicated COVID hospital.


Keywords


Hospital nutrition services, Feedback to nutritional services, Dedicated COVID hospital, COVID-19

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