Research participants aged 65+ wanted for food and ageing study

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 7th May 2019
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Glasgow University and Eat Well Age Well are conducting research into food access and older people.

As adults grow older, it is understood that their appetite and access to food and drink may change. Researchers would like to explore this further (this link will take you away from our website) and are looking to involve older adults (aged 65+ years) in a study of older people’s health and wellbeing in relation to food.

The researchers, based at the University of Glasgow but working alongside Eat Well Age Well (a project of the Food Train), would like to reach older people aged over 65+ living in their own homes.

The research will take place in the person’s own home at a time that is convenient for them.  They will be visited by a pair of trained University of Glasgow research students and they will be asked to answer a multiple-choice survey and asked questions about their experiences around ageing, health and well-being and food access  basic measures of height and weight.  The survey should take about 30-40 minutes.  They may have a friend or family member with them.

The research will take place during May and early June (this link will take you away from our website).

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