Priority 11 from the Nutritional Screening and Malnutrition PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Does social interaction, the use of volunteers and more sociable mealtimes in hospitals improve patient’s food intake? (JLA PSP Priority 11)
Overall ranking 11
JLA question ID 0085/11
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Whitelock G, Aromataris E. Effectiveness of mealtime interventions to improve nutritional intake of adult patients in the acute care setting: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports. 2013;11(3):263-305.

Health Research Classification System category Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples If staff are enabled to eat their lunch and have a cup of tea with older patients in acute hospitals does this improve food and fluid intake? ~ Socialisation at meal times in acute hospitals ~ Role of volunteers at mealtimes
Submitted by  3 x healthcare professional
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0085
PSP name Nutritional Screening and Malnutrition
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 81  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 7 June 2019