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Commentary on: Marko S, Wylie S, Utter J. Enablers and barriers to healthy eating among hospital nurses: a systematic review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2023 Feb;138:104412. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2022.104412. Epub 2022 Dec 5
Implications for practice and research
Multi-faceted interventions are key in addressing various influences on nurses’ healthy eating beyond individual choices.
Rigorous studies are needed to assess multi-level socio-ecological interventions’ effectiveness on nurses’ eating habits.
Nurses, despite playing a significant role in healthcare, have been found to possess poor dietary habits and face elevated rates of chronic illnesses. A recent systematic review by Marko and colleagues explored factors influencing healthy eating among nurses in hospital settings. Barriers included high accessibility of unhealthy foods, high costs and lack of storage/preparation facilities. Enablers included proximity to healthy options, roster planning and structured workplace programmes. Supportive networks were an interpersonal enabler, while work culture and …
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