Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Gender Equality and Ecological Justice, GE2J 2019, 10-11 July 2019, Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Panti Wreda to Older Women: Diets Requirement, Access, and Malnutrition in Salatiga

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.10-7-2019.2299317,
        author={Theresia Pratiwi Elingsetyo Sanubari and Thomas Kornelis Tae},
        title={Panti Wreda to Older Women: Diets Requirement, Access, and Malnutrition in Salatiga},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Gender Equality and Ecological Justice, GE2J 2019, 10-11 July 2019, Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={GE2J},
        year={2020},
        month={8},
        keywords={diets requirement elderly women food access food preferences malnutrition nutritional status},
        doi={10.4108/eai.10-7-2019.2299317}
    }
    
  • Theresia Pratiwi Elingsetyo Sanubari
    Thomas Kornelis Tae
    Year: 2020
    Panti Wreda to Older Women: Diets Requirement, Access, and Malnutrition in Salatiga
    GE2J
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.10-7-2019.2299317
Theresia Pratiwi Elingsetyo Sanubari1,*, Thomas Kornelis Tae2
  • 1: Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana
  • 2: Yayasan Satukan Aksi Tunas Utama (YASATU)
*Contact email: pratiwi.elingsetyo@staff.uksw.edu

Abstract

Projection of elderly number showed it reached until 22.66 million peoples [9.03%] in 2017. Furthermore, a high number of elderly also indicate the vulnerability of older women than older men. Panti Wreda (Nursing homes) as one responds from Indonesia government to provide older people requirement has a responsibility to provide regular food management for residents and suitable for every resident's nutrition needs based on health condition and age. Unfortunately, reality showed the opposite fact. Most older people have food secure but accessing food still become one challenge. Health status, which is related to the aging process needs proper nutrition requirement access accordingly this study want to explore an older women’s condition in Panti Wreda regarding with diets requirement. This study uses a quantitative method with Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) instrument and Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement to collect data. Panti Wreda Sosial Salib Putih gives other option for a resident to accessing food but aging process influence residents' food preferences. Poor food preferences eventually affect nutritional status and lastly provoke malnutrition status on older people, especially elderly women