Key questions for malnutrition research

Study summary

The University of Manchester, in partnership with other UK nutrition-based organisations, wants to give people living with malnutrition and healthcare professionals a louder voice in malnutrition and nutritional screening research. Together we want to find the top 10 priorities for malnutrition research

Do you have experience of malnutrition (reduced appetite/eating less) as a patient, carer or health care professional? If so, would you be interested in being involved in our final workshop for setting research priorities in malnutrition.

We hope that this will help researchers focus on finding answers to questions which will make the most difference to people with malnutrition and to those who care for them.

Who can take part?

  • People from a range of ethnic and social backgrounds who have lived with malnutrition for varying lengths of time
  • Relatives and carers
  • Those at high risk of malnutrition
  • Healthcare professionals from varying disciplines

Refreshments and lunch will be provided and travel expenses up to £50 will be reimbursed. Unfortunately we cannot pay for anyone’s time.

What will the research involve?

The workshop will include people with lived experience of malnutrition and health and care professionals who work within this area.

Together, you will make  decisions about the research questions you think should be prioritised.  You will work in small groups to discuss approximately 25 questions and decide the order of importance of the questions.

You will be encouraged to talk about your opinions and experiences. Everyone at the workshop will have different views and ideas, and they are all valid and important.


Where will the research take place?

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road on Friday 7th June 2019 from 9.30am to 4.00pm

If you would like to take part, please get in touch with the research team by end May 2019 using the enquiry form.

Posted on 14th May 2019 by Jess Zadik

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