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Residents' nutritional needs unmet

Residency Program Insider, May 1, 2015

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About 80% of residents reported that they “never, seldom, or only sometimes” fulfilled their nutritional needs while on call, according to a study published in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

Researchers studied responses from more than 300 residents at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, to an online survey on nutritional needs, sleep, and work dissatisfaction. Nearly 40% of the residents surveyed also reported that they “never, seldom, or only sometimes” fulfilled their sleeping needs.

Factors that led to their nutritional and sleep needs going unmet were a lack of quality food, insufficient time to eat, and uncomfortable, dirty, and noisy sleeping rooms.

Source: AMA Wire

 



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