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Nutrición Hospitalaria

versión On-line ISSN 1699-5198versión impresa ISSN 0212-1611

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JIMENEZ-LEON, Alejandra Soledad; PEREZ-ESCOBAR, Iván; MATIAS-PEREZ, Diana  y  GARCIA-MONTALVO, Iván Antonio. Nutritional intervention in a Mutual Support Group of the municipality of "El Rosario" Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.2, pp.310-313. ISSN 1699-5198.  http://dx.doi.org/10.20960/nh.109.

Introduction: Mutual support groups are formed in order to meet the necessities of elder people with chronic degenerative problems. This kind of participations favors the nutritionist's intervention and, therefore, changes in lifestyle, coping with their chronic condition. Objective: Nutritional management in mutual support groups at Health Care Center C-2, "El Rosario" de Oxaca, Juarez (Mexico). Material and methods: This was an observational, descriptive, analytical and longitudinal study, conducted from November/2014 to July/2015, evaluating the nutritional status before and after the intervention, looking correlation between IMC, capillary glucose, glycated hemoglobin and consultation-workshops given. Results: The sample was constituted by 15 participants, 55.26 years of age as average, with a IMC of 28.74 kg/cm2, capillary glucose 218.66 mg/dL, and a glycated hemoglobin of 10.43%. There was a positive correlation after the intervention (Spearman = 1), resulting value of 1, that is to say, a perfect positive correlation). Conclusion: Nutritionist today plays an important role in atending chronic degenerative diseases, through, the proposed follow-up consultations and workshops. The mutual support groups are well-positioned as every day as a strategy in the educative line to improve control of the disease.

Palabras clave : Nutritional status; Mutual support groups; Chronic-degenerative.

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