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Improving Hospital / Nutrition Care

Laur C, Bell J, Valaitis R, et al. The role of trained champions in sustaining and spreading nutrition care improvements in hospital: qualitative interviews following an implementation study BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health 2021;e000281. doi: 10.1136/bmjnph-2021-000281. https://nutrition.bmj.com/content/early/2021/09/27/bmjnph-2021-000281

Keller H, Koechl JM, Laur C, Chen H, Curtis L, Dubin JA, Gramlich L, Ray S, Valaitis R, Yang Y, Bell J. More-2-Eat implementation demonstrates that screening, assessment and treatment of malnourished patients can be spread and sustained in acute care; a multi-site, pretest post-test time series study. Clin Nutr. 2021 Apr;40(4):2100-2108. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2020.09.034. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33077271/

Bell JJ, Young AM, Hill JM, Banks MD, Comans TA, Barnes R, Keller HH. Systematised, Interdisciplinary Malnutrition Program for impLementation and Evaluation delivers improved hospital nutrition care processes and patient reported experiences - An implementation study. Nutr Diet. 2021 Nov;78(5):466-475. doi: 10.1111/1747-0080.12663. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33817934/

Laur C, Davidson B, Keller H. Perceptions on use of the subjective global assessment before and after it became part of regular practice. Nut Clin Prac 2019; March: 1-10. DOI: 10.1002/ncp.10270. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30997715/

Laur C, Butterworth D, Nasser R, Bell J, Marcell C, Murphy J, Valaitis R, Bernier P, Ray S, Keller H. Impact of Facilitated Behavior Change Strategies on Food Intake Monitoring and Body Weight Measurements in Acute Care: Case Examples From the More-2-Eat Study. Nutr Clin Pract. 2019 Jun;34(3):459-474. doi: 10.1002/ncp.10207. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30457167/ 

Bell JJ, Young A, Hill J, Banks M, Comans T, Barnes R, Keller HH. Rationale and developmental methodology for the SIMPLE approach: A Systematised, Interdisciplinary Malnutrition Pathway for impLementation and Evaluation in hospitals. Nutr Diet. 2018 Apr;75(2):226-234. doi: 10.1111/1747-0080.12406. Epub 2018 Feb 13. PMID: 29436107. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29436107/

Laur C, Bell J, Valaitis R, Ray S, Keller H. The Sustain and Spread Framework: strategies to sustaining and spreading nutrition care improvements in acute care based on thematic analysis from the More-2-Eat study. BMC Health Services Res 2018; 18:930 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3748-8

Keller H, Xu Y, Dubin JA, Curtis L, Laur C, Bell J for the More-2-Eat Team. Improving the standard of nutrition care in hospital: mealtime barriers reduced with implementation of the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care. Clin Nutr ESPEN 2018;28: 74-79.  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30390896/

McNicholl T, Keller H, Dubin J, Curtis L, Mourtzakis M, Nasser R, Laporte M. Handgrip strength, but not 5m walk, is a useful functional measure to add to clinical nutrition Assessment. Nutr Clin Practice 2018;1-8 DOI: 10.1002/ncp.10198. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30288776/

Jensen GL, Cederholm T, Correia MITD et al. The GLIM criteria for the diagnosis of malnutrition – a consensus report from the global clinical nutrition community. J Parenteral Enter Nutr; 2018. 10.1002/jpen.1440
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30920778/

Keller H, Valaitis R, Laur CV, McNicholl T, Xu Y, Dubin JA, Curtis L, Obiorah S, Ray S, Bernier P, Gramlich L, Stickles-White M, Laporte M, Bell J.  Multi-site implementation of nutrition screening and diagnosis in medical care units: success of the project More-2-Eat. Clin Nutr. 2018: 1-9  doi 10.1016/j.clnu.2018.02.009 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29605573/

Keller H, Laur C, Atkins M, Bernier P, Butterworth D, Davidson B, Hotson B, Nasser R, Laporte M, Marcell C, Ray S, Bell J. Update on the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC): Post implementation tailoring and toolkit to support practice improvements. BMC Nutr. 2018; 17: 2. doi 10.1186/s12937-017-0310

Laur CV, Keller HH, Curtis L, Douglas P, Murphy J, Ray S. Comparing hospital staff nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and practices before and 1 year after improving nutrition care: results from the More-2-Eat Implementation Project. J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2018; 42(4): 786-796. doi 10.1177/0148607117718493 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28792864/

McCullough J, Keller H. The My Meal Intake Tool (M-MIT): validity of a patient self-assessment for food and fluid intake at a single meal. J Nutr Health Aging. 2018; 22(1): 30-37. doi 10.1007/s12603-016-0859-y https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29300419/

Valaitis R, Laur C, Keller H, Butterworth D, Hotson B. Need for the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC): gaps in current nutrition care in five Canadian hospitals. BMC Nutr. 2017; 3: 60. doi 10.1186/s40795-017-0177-8

Laur C, Valaitis R, Bell J, Keller H. Changing nutrition care practices in hospital: a thematic analysis of hospital staff perspectives. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017; 17(1): 498 doi 10.1186/s12913-017-2409-7 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28724373/

Keller H, Laur C, Valaitis R, Bell J, McNicholl T, Ray S, Murphy J, Barnes S. More-2-Eat: evaluation protocol of a multi-site implementation of the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care. BMC Nutr. 2017; 3: 13. doi 10.1186/s40795-017-0127-5

McCullough J, Marcus H, Keller H. The Mealtime Audit Tool (MAT) - Inter-rater reliability testing of a novel tool for the monitoring and assessment of food intake barriers in acute care hospital patients. J Nutr Health Aging. 2017; 21(9): 962-970. doi 10.1007/s12603-017-0890-7 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29083436/

Laur CV, McNicholl T, Valaitis R, Keller HH. Malnutrition or frailty? Overlap and evidence gaps in the diagnosis and treatment of frailty and malnutrition. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2017 May;42(5):449-458. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2016-0652. Epub 2017 Mar 21. PMID: 28322060. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28322060/

Laur C, Marcus H, Ray S, Keller H. Quality nutrition care: measuring hospital staff’s knowledge, attitudes and practices. Healthcare. 2016; 4(4): 79. doi 10.3390/healthcare4040079 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5198121/

Keller HH, McCullough J, Davidson B, Vesnaver E, Laporte M, Gramlich L, Allard J, Bernier P, Duerksen D, Jeejeebhoy K. The Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC): Building consensus with a modified Delphi. Nutr J. 2015 Jun 19;14:63. doi: 10.1186/s12937-015-0051-y. PMID: 26089037; PMCID: PMC4473836. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4473836/  

Laur C, Keller H. Implementing best practice in multidisciplinary nutrition care: An example of using the Knowledge-to-Action Process for a research program. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2015; 8: 463-472. doi 10.2147/JMDH.S93103 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26491344/

Laur C, McCullough J, Davidson B, Keller H. Becoming food aware in hospital: A narrative review to advance the culture of nutrition care in hospitals. Healthc. 2015; 3(2): 393-407. doi 10.3390/healthcare3020393 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4939541/

Jeejeebhoy KN, Keller H, Gramlich L, Allard JP, Laporte M, Duerksen DR, Payette H, Bernier P, Vesnaver E, Davidson B, Teterina A, Lou W. Nutritional assessment: comparison of clinical assessment and objective variables for the prediction of length of hospital stay and readmission. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015; 101(5): 956-965. doi 10.3945/ajcn.114.098665 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25739926/

Laporte M, Keller H, Payette H, Allard JP, Duerksen DR, Bernier P, Jeejeebhoy K, Gramlich L, Vesnaver E, Teterina A. Validity and reliability of the new Canadian Nutrition Screening tool in the ‘real-world’ hospital setting. Eur J Clin. 2015; 69(5): 558-564. doi 10.1038/ejcn.2014.270 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25514899/

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