Nutritional Considerations, Lifestyle Changes and Smoking Habits in Geriatric Patients in COVID 19 ERA – Survey Report

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Pragya Bali
Harvinder Singh
Yamini Ruthwal
Aditya Bali
Ashish Bali
Poonam Pathania
Farhat Jabeen

Abstract

Aim: The main aim of this study is to investigate whether or not there has been a change in the daily dietary patterns of elderly people between the ages of  60 and 80 during the Coronavirus quarantine.

Materials and Methods: An online survey was conducted with questionnaires related to dietary habits and changes done in COVID 19 in elderly patients. An online form was sent with no physical contacts and questions were asked related to dietary habits in age group 60-80 years. Questions were related to Daily diet, Systematic diseases and mental health.

Results: With regards to lifestyle changes during the COVID-19 lockdown, most of the population declares not to have changed its habits. 48% of population has not changed their lifestyle where as 16% has improved their nutritional intake and 36% have witnessed decline their dietary habits during pandemic and lockdown.

Conclusion: The three pillars which should be controlled in COVID 19 times has been taken under and an insight is provided. COVID 19’s peculiarity is it enhances the chronic respiratory ailment in geriatric group hence diet plays an important role.

Keywords:
Nutrition, corona, geriatric, smoking, lifestyle, COVID

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Bali, P., Singh, H., Ruthwal, Y., Bali, A., Bali, A., Pathania, P., & Jabeen, F. (2021). Nutritional Considerations, Lifestyle Changes and Smoking Habits in Geriatric Patients in COVID 19 ERA – Survey Report. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research, 12(2), 36-42. https://doi.org/10.9734/jocamr/2020/v12i230206
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