Heather H Keller

Summary

Affiliation: University of Guelph
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi Food workshops, nutrition education, and older adults: a process evaluation
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Nutr Elder 24:5-23. 2005
  2. ncbi Meal rounds: an essential aspect of quality nutrition services in long-term care
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 7:40-5. 2006
  3. ncbi The SCREEN I (Seniors in the Community: Risk Evaluation for Eating and Nutrition) index adequately represents nutritional risk
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Macdonald Institute University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:836-41. 2006
  4. ncbi Issues associated with the use of modified texture foods
    H Keller
    University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont, Canada
    J Nutr Health Aging 16:195-200. 2012
  5. ncbi Reliance on others for food-related activities of daily living
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G2W1, Canada
    J Nutr Elder 25:43-59. 2005
  6. ncbi Validity and reliability of SCREEN II (Seniors in the community: risk evaluation for eating and nutrition, Version II)
    H H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:1149-57. 2005
  7. doi Food security in older adults: community service provider perceptions of their roles
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
    Can J Aging 26:317-28. 2007
  8. ncbi Community organized food and nutrition education: participation, attitudes and nutritional risk in seniors
    H H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON Canada N1G 2W1
    J Nutr Health Aging 10:15-20. 2006
  9. ncbi Meal programs improve nutritional risk: a longitudinal analysis of community-living seniors
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:1042-8. 2006
  10. doi Nutrition education needs and resources for dementia care in the community
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 23:13-22. 2008

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  1. ncbi Food workshops, nutrition education, and older adults: a process evaluation
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Nutr Elder 24:5-23. 2005
    ..Food workshops or demonstrations can be meaningful nutrition education activities for older adults...
  2. ncbi Meal rounds: an essential aspect of quality nutrition services in long-term care
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 7:40-5. 2006
    ..Meal rounds can be a continuous quality improvement activity to readily identify nutrition risk factors that can influence weight change...
  3. ncbi The SCREEN I (Seniors in the Community: Risk Evaluation for Eating and Nutrition) index adequately represents nutritional risk
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Macdonald Institute University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:836-41. 2006
    ..This analysis was completed to confirm this structure and further validate the index as a plausible measure of nutritional risk...
  4. ncbi Issues associated with the use of modified texture foods
    H Keller
    University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont, Canada
    J Nutr Health Aging 16:195-200. 2012
    ..Knowledge gaps and considerations that need to be taken into account when conducting research are identified...
  5. ncbi Reliance on others for food-related activities of daily living
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G2W1, Canada
    J Nutr Elder 25:43-59. 2005
    ..By specifically analyzing covariates and mediators of reliance for FADL, there is further understanding of the relationship between this reliance and food intake in older adults...
  6. ncbi Validity and reliability of SCREEN II (Seniors in the community: risk evaluation for eating and nutrition, Version II)
    H H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:1149-57. 2005
    ..However, to be useful, nutrition risk indices need to be valid and reliable. The following three studies describe construct validation, test-retest and inter-rater reliability of SCREEN II...
  7. doi Food security in older adults: community service provider perceptions of their roles
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
    Can J Aging 26:317-28. 2007
    ..Social and community service providers are involved in roles that can promote the health of older adults by addressing their food insecurity. Social service providers need to be acknowledged and supported in this health promotion role...
  8. ncbi Community organized food and nutrition education: participation, attitudes and nutritional risk in seniors
    H H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON Canada N1G 2W1
    J Nutr Health Aging 10:15-20. 2006
    ..A main goal of this project was to demonstrate the feasibility and relevance of using the community organization approach to develop a nutrition education program for seniors...
  9. ncbi Meal programs improve nutritional risk: a longitudinal analysis of community-living seniors
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:1042-8. 2006
    ..To determine the independent association of meal programs (eg, Meals On Wheels and other meal programs with a social component) and shopping help on seniors' nutritional risk...
  10. doi Nutrition education needs and resources for dementia care in the community
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 23:13-22. 2008
    ..Currently, there is a considerable knowledge translation gap around nutrition and dementia, and this study provides a basis for the future development of nutrition education resources...
  11. ncbi Promoting food intake in older adults living in the community: a review
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 32:991-1000. 2007
    ..Nutrition promotion policy is currently lacking for older adults in Canada and is an important barrier to improving food intake in this growing segment of the population...
  12. ncbi Mealtime experiences of families with dementia
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 21:431-8. 2006
    ..The many changes noted around meals signaled the changing status of their family member. This study provides important insight into the challenges and benefits of mealtimes for those living with dementia in the community...
  13. ncbi Men can cook! Development, implementation, and evaluation of a senior men's cooking group
    Heather H Keller
    University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, NIG 2W1, Canada
    J Nutr Elder 24:71-87. 2004
    ..The men also identified social benefits to the program. Overall, this preliminary evaluation suggests that community-based nutrition and cooking education for older men is a beneficial nutrition education activity...
  14. ncbi Nutrition and health-related quality of life in frail older adults
    H H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
    J Nutr Health Aging 8:245-52. 2004
    ..Frail older adults are at risk for poor nutrition and frequently experience declining healthrelated quality of life (HR-QOL). The relationship between nutritional risk and HR-QOL although intuitive, has been rarely studied...
  15. ncbi Nutritional risk predicts quality of life in elderly community-living Canadians
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:68-74. 2004
    ..Although nutrition parameters have been linked to quality of life (QOL), few studies have determined if nutritional risk predicts changes in QOL over time in older adults...
  16. ncbi Do nutrition indicators predict death in elderly Canadians with cognitive impairment?
    H H Keller
    University of Guelph, ON
    Can J Public Health 91:220-4. 2000
    ..6, 95% CI 1.1, 2.2) in these older adults suffering from cognitive impairment. Further work is required to determine if interventions can improve nutritional status and quality of life of these older adults...
  17. ncbi Construct validation and test-retest reliability of the seniors in the community: risk evaluation for eating and nutrition questionnaire
    H H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M552-8. 2001
    ..Study 1 was a construct validation of Seniors in the Community: Risk Evaluation for Eating and Nutrition (SCREEN), a 15-item questionnaire for assessing nutritional risk. In Study 2, we examined the test-retest reliability of SCREEN...
  18. ncbi Prevention of weight loss in dementia with comprehensive nutritional treatment
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:945-52. 2003
    ..To determine whether body weight can be maintained or improved in dementia residents of special care units (SCUs) using a comprehensive intervention strategy...
  19. ncbi Nutritional risk needs assessment of community-living seniors: prevalence of nutrition problems and priorities for action
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    J Community Health 27:121-32. 2002
    ..This survey determined that nutrition problems and risk are prevalent among community-living seniors, justifying the development and implementation of educational initiatives in this setting...
  20. ncbi Defining malnutrition risk for older home care clients
    Mary Ann Bocock
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Human Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Diet Pract Res 69:171-6. 2008
    ..This study involved defining malnutrition risk and identifying other items within the RAI-HC that might improve malnutrition screening among adults aged 65 or older receiving home care...
  21. ncbi Nutritional risk and time to death; predictive validity of SCREEN (Seniors in the Community Risk Evaluation for Eating and Nutrition)
    H H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Nutr Health Aging 7:274-9. 2003
    ..Undernutrition in community-living seniors is common and has the potential to adversely influence health outcomes. Nutritional risk screening tools can help identify seniors at risk, but few have predicted health outcomes...
  22. doi Dietary resilience as described by older community-dwelling adults from the NuAge study "if there is a will -there is a way!"
    Elisabeth Vesnaver
    University of Guelph, Department of Family Relations and Applied Human Nutrition, Macdonald Institute, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Appetite 58:730-8. 2012
    ..Key themes of dietary resilience were: prioritizing eating well, doing whatever it takes to keep eating well, being able to do it yourself, getting help when you need it. Implications for health professionals are discussed...
  23. doi Nutrition screening index for older adults (SCREEN II) demonstrates sex and age invariance
    Holly D Reimer
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Macdonald Institute, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Nutr Elder 29:192-210. 2010
    ..This set of risk factors can help guide refinement of nutrition screening instruments and is useful for health professionals to consider regularly as they work with community-dwelling older adults...
  24. doi Social influences and eating behavior in later life: a review
    Elisabeth Vesnaver
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Macdonald Institute, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30:2-23. 2011
    ..Finally, challenges to studying social concepts in older adult nutrition and areas of future research will be discussed...
  25. ncbi Process evaluation of bringing nutrition screening to seniors in Canada (BNSS)
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Can J Diet Pract Res 68:86-91. 2007
    ..Before implementation of a nationwide screening program, sufficient and appropriate community resources are required, as is a national strategy for screening older adults...
  26. ncbi Nutritional risk in vulnerable community-living seniors
    Heather H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, ON
    Can J Diet Pract Res 64:195-201. 2003
    ..The Seniors in the Community: Risk Evaluation for Eating and Nutrition questionnaire could be used to identify risk and patterns of risk in Canadian seniors, so that treatment could be individualized...
  27. doi Mealtimes in nursing homes: striving for person-centered care
    Holly D Reimer
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Macdonald Institute, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    J Nutr Elder 28:327-47. 2009
    ..Appropriate staffing levels and supervision are also needed to support staff, and this may require creative solutions in the face of current constraints in health care...
  28. ncbi Mealtimes as active processes in long-term care facilities
    Amie J Gibbs-Ward
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Diet Pract Res 66:5-11. 2005
    ..The theory suggests that optimal mealtime experiences for residents require individualized care that reflects interdisciplinary, multi-level interventions...
  29. ncbi Nutrition screen showed good agreement when self- and interviewer administered
    Heather Beath
    University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1085-9. 2007
    ..This questionnaire is preferably self-administered but can be administered by the interviewer for frailer adults who require assistance. Intermode agreement is necessary to determine if mode of administration is interchangeable...
  30. doi Menu planning in long-term care: toward resident-centred menus
    Kate Ducak
    Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Can J Diet Pract Res 72:83. 2011
    ..Suggestions are aimed at improving the menu planning process and providing high-quality, palatable, and culturally appropriate food in these homes so that menus are resident-centred...
  31. ncbi Assessing nutritional risk of long-term care residents
    Jennifer J Bowman
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Human Nutrition, University of Guelph, ON
    Can J Diet Pract Res 66:155-61. 2005
    ..81, Sp=0.50). Although Section K items are associated with nutritional risk, Se and Sp analyses suggest that these items and this section require further refinement and validation before use as part of a referral mechanism...
  32. ncbi Predictors of dietary intake in Ontario seniors
    H H Keller
    Department of Family Studies, University of Guelph, ON
    Can J Public Health 88:305-9. 1997
    ..These results provide a basis for the development of a screening tool for the identification of "at risk" subgroups of seniors...
  33. ncbi Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler (NutriSTEP): validation and test-retest reliability of a parent-administered questionnaire assessing nutrition risk of preschoolers
    J A Randall Simpson
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Eur J Clin Nutr 62:770-80. 2008
    ..Study 2: To demonstrate test-retest reliability of NutriSTEP...
  34. ncbi Zinc-fortified foods do not improve intake of total dietary zinc for Ontario preschoolers
    Kathleen A Hennessy-Priest
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Coll Nutr 27:561-8. 2008
    ..To examine if zinc food fortification makes a significant contribution to dietary zinc intake and to describe zinc-fortified food usage, amongst Canadian preschoolers...
  35. ncbi Food tasting as nutrition education for older adults
    Barbara Manilla
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Can J Diet Pract Res 71:99-102. 2010
    ..This pilot study was designed to describe and provide a preliminary evaluation of food-tasting activities integrated into nutrition displays directed at community-living older adults...
  36. ncbi Determining knowledge and behaviour change after nutrition screening among older adults
    Katherine M Southgate
    University of Guelph, ON
    Can J Diet Pract Res 71:128-33. 2010
    ..A specially designed booklet on older adults' nutrition risk factors plus a personalized letter provide an effective education strategy for older adults after screening...
  37. ncbi Hospital diagnosis of malnutrition: a call for action
    Mary Ann Bocock
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Human Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
    Can J Diet Pract Res 70:37-41. 2009
    ..Lack of tracking of this diagnosis prevents documentation that could lead to policy changes to support older adults' nutrition...
  38. ncbi Body Mass Index (BMI), BMI change and mortality in community-dwelling seniors without dementia
    H H Keller
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1
    J Nutr Health Aging 9:316-20. 2005
    ..This study investigates the predictive ability of the BMI categories identified in this Weight Classification System and change in BMI on mortality in Canadian seniors...
  39. ncbi Vitamin-mineral supplementation and use of herbal preparations among community-living older adults
    J McKenzie
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
    Can J Public Health 92:286-90. 2001
    ..With this common use and the concerns over interactions with prescription medications, further work is required to determine if these findings are consistent in a more diverse, randomly selected older Canadian population...
  40. ncbi The effects of nutrition-related factors on four-year mortality among a biracial sample of community-dwelling elders in the North Carolina piedmont
    Judith C Hays
    School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC, 27710, USA
    J Nutr Elder 25:41-67. 2005
    ..Neither BMI nor waist circumference conferred significant mortality risk. These population-based findings suggest relationships between nutrition risk factors and mortality that are unique and require further focused studies...