Pansani Maniglia, FabÃola1; Soares, Elaine Maria2; Cirino Jacomini, LetÃcia2
Introduction: Nutritional care and eating habits changes are fundamental for the chronic noncommunicable diseases treatment. The present study is justified in evaluating the profile and the nutritional status evolution of patients that are attended at a university’s nutrition clinic.
Method: An analytical study was performed using secondary data obtained through the analysis of the medical records of the patients attended between February 2013 and November 2016. It was included in the study 50 patients of both sexes, aged above 18 years.
Results and discussion: The patients were mean age of 51.4 ± 14.2 years old, which 76% were female. In relation to the chronic diseases that the patients presented, there was higher prevalence of obesity. Most of the patients, 84% presented weight loss during the treatment and 78% reported meal fractionation increase.
Conclusions: There were changes in the food consumption that had repercussions on the anthropometric measurements reduction and weight loss. Treatment time seems to be a factor that influenced these results.