Projects per year
Methods: Three semi-structured in-depth face to face interviews were conducted with adult patients admitted to a public hospital in South East Queensland, Australia for acute, uncomplicated diverticulitis treatment. Interviews were analysed following the interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) framework.
Results: Inter-related themes of knowledge, control, social stigmatisation, and vulnerability were found to sit within a broad experience driven by fear of food and suffering. Theme interpretation guided the development of a “diverticulitis fear and suffering framework” which explained a phenomenon experienced by the patients. Sitting in a context of a lack of knowledge by patients, family, and health professionals, food was used as a vehicle of blame and causality for diverticulitis occurrence. “Fear of food” was a trigger for a cycle, which commences with dietary restrictions and leads to stigma, loss of culture, failure, blame, guilt, vulnerability, and back to a fear of food. With each cycle, fear of food, dietary restrictions, and patient suffering worsen.
Conclusions: Considering patient experiences highlights the need for a multidisciplinary collaborative approach to avoid unnecessary dietary restrictions to prevent avoidable suffering by patients. Increased research regarding the dietary management of acute diverticulitis is essential to improve evidence-based practice to improve the quality of life for diverticulitis patients.
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2019|
|Event||41st ESPEN Congress on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism: Nutrition - A Highway to Health - Krakow, Poland|
Duration: 31 Aug 2019 → 3 Sep 2019
Nutrition for Chronic Disease and Disability: Research to improve health related quality of life and bring forward the under-represented voice
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Bond University Nutrition and Dietetics Research Group Research Collaborations with External Clinical Partners
Marshall, S., Isenring, E., MacKenzie-Shalders, K., Kelly, J., Campbell, K., Van der Meij, B., Cox, G., Reidlinger, D., Mayr, H., Banbury, M., Nucera, R., Jenkins, J., McCray, S., Canavan, R., Parker, B., de Groot, L., Cohen, F., Rich, G., Soni, A., McCarthy, A. L., Mackay, H., Young, A. M., Hickman, I., Wilkinson, S. A., Kiss, N. & Ali, A.
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Activities per year
Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other Activities › Non-HDR Student Supervision