Nutrition and Dietetics

Research Project Title Investigators Brief Project Description ISLHD Sites/Departments [External organisations]
Community dwelling clients over the age of 65 on ITACS Carly Zaremba, Shelly Casey Nutritional status, functional capacity and frailty in community dwelling clients over the age of 65 on the Illawarra Transitional Aged Care Program (ITACS). Port Kembla Hospital, Aged Care Services, Nutrition and Dietetics
Interdisciplinary team perceptions on hydration management Emily Hazzard A qualitative exploration of interdisciplinary team perceptions and practices of interdisciplinary collaboration with dietitians for dehydration management in community-based cancer services. Wollongong Hospital, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Nutrition and Dietetics
Food as medicine: Safety of nuts in people with end stage kidney disease Kelly Lambert, Yasmine Probst, Elizabeth Neale, Martina Sanderson Smith Can nuts be used safely to improve bowel health in people with end stage kidney disease? Renal Medicine, Wollongong Hospital, Nutrition and Dietetics
A tool to make sense of a wave of MST referrals Allison Ferguson Making sense of a wave of MST referrals: A sophisticated prioritisation tool. Nutrition and Dietetics
Multidisciplinary care in improving continuity of care in patients with oropharyngeal cancers Jen Haughton Improving continuity of care for patients diagnosed with oral and oro-pharyngeal cancers at a regional cancer centre - Can a multidisciplinary care team reduce agency loss between care settings and providers? Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutritional status functional ability in a rehabilitation admission Allison Ferguson Nutritional status and changes to functional ability during a rehabilitation admission (MNA and FIM) - post admission analysis. Nutrition and Dietetics, Rehabilitation Services
Perioperative nutrition care Alex Fuller, Amy Haantjens Perioperative nutrition care. Nutrition and Dietetics, Division of Surgery
SHH Meal intake data Holly Micthell Meal intake data collected at SHH. Nutrition and Dietetics, Shellharbour Hospital
Role of dietitians in nutrition and hydration care of patients in radiation oncology Emily Hazzard Exploring the role of dietitians for collaborative nutrition and hydration care of patients in radiation oncology departments. Nutrition and Dietetics, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre
Nil By Mouth Status on an acute renal/ medical ward Mandy Carrie Frequency and Reasons for Nil By Mouth Status on an acute renal/medical ward. Renal Medicine, Nutrition and Dietetics
To use, or not to use? Prophylactic feeding tube efficacy Emily Hazzard To use, or not to use? Patient self management capacity- the core of prophylactic feeding tube efficacy. Cancer and Haematology Network, Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutritional management of colorectal patients compared with “Best Practice ERAS Guidelines”? Natasha Spicer How does the nutritional management of colorectal surgical patients at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital compare to the standards outlined in the “Best Practice ERAS Guidelines”? Nutrition and Dietetics, Colorectal Surgery
A healthy eating tool in OACCP Natasha Spicer, Victoria Amer Developing a healthy eating tool in OACCP. Nutrition and Dietetics
Food as medicine? Preliminary results using nuts in haemodialysis patients Kelly Lambert, Luke Bird Food as medicine? Preliminary results of a pragmatic clinical trial to determine the safety and efficacy of using nuts to improve bowel health in haemodialysis patients. Renal Medicine, Nutrition and Dietetics
Meal intake date in a new foodservice system Allison Ferguson, Holly Mitchell Exploration of meal intake data within a new Food Service system. Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Service
Barriers to recruitment of a get healthy phone service in OACCP Victoria Amer Barriers to recruitment of a get healthy phone service in OACCP. Nutrition and Dietetics
Hydration status in patients on thickened fluids Cherise Taylor Reviewing hydration status in patients on thickened fluids. Nutrition and Dietetics
Easing the burden of nutrition-related care of family and carers of dementia sufferers Shellie Mason, Lilliana Barone How can we best support family and carers of dementia sufferers to ease the burden of nutrition related care. Aged Care Services, Nutrition and Dietetics
Reviewing an innovative nutrition model of care for frail elderly inpatients in ISLHD Shellie Mason, Lilliana Barone Reviewing an innovative nutrition model of care for frail elderly inpatients in ISLHD. Aged Care Services, Nutrition and Dietetics
Implementing research into practice in health literacy for renal patients Kelly Lambert Implementing research into practice in health literacy for renal patients. Nutrition and Dietetics
The effect of multidisciplinary care on frailty status – Do we make a difference? Amanda Cullen The effect of multidisciplinary care on frailty status – Do we make a difference? Nutrition and Dietetics
Feeding Your Infant: the introduction of solids for preterm infants Jane Cleary, Sayne Dalton, Alexandra Harman, Ian Wright This study compared the age of first solid foods in a cohort of preterm infants with term infants and identified factors influencing timing of solid food introduction. Paediatric Services, Neonatal Services, Maternity and Women’s Health, Nutrition and Dietetics
An extension of the patient nutrition journeyan investigation into the nutritional status, weight and satisfaction of older (70+) patients admitted to ISLHD hospitals Shellie Mason, Lilliana Barone An extension of the patient nutrition journeyan investigation into the nutritional status, weight and satisfaction of older (70+) patients admitted to ISLHD hospitals. Nutrition and Dietetics
Cognitive impairment amongst predialysis, dialysis and transplant patients Kelly Lambert Comparison of the extent and pattern of cognitive impairment among predialysis, dialysis and transplant patients: A cross-sectional study from Australia. Renal Medicine
Dietary adherence in end stage kidney disease Kelly Lambert An integrative review of the methodology and findings regarding dietary adherence in end stage kidney disease. Renal Medicine, Nutrition and Dietetics
Quality and health literacy demand of online renal diets Kelly Lambert Evaluation of the quality and health literacy demand of online renal diet information. Renal Medicine, Nutrition and Dietetics
Should We Recommend Renal Diet–Related Apps to Our Patients? Kelly Lambert An Evaluation of the quality and health literacy demand of renal diet–related mobile applications. Renal Medicine, Nutrition and Dietetics