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PROMOTE – Feasibility Study

PROMOTE – Feasibility Study

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PROMOTE is an 8-week hydration research project that is resident-centred and focuses on diverse reasons for low fluid intake. The program focuses on ways to promote beverage consumption, especially between meals.

The PROMOTE strategies are evidence-based and have demonstrated effects in prior research on increasing fluid intake, but now have been assembled into one intervention. The 8 components of PROMOTE include:

  1. using Preferred cups & drinks;
  2. offering Reminders to drink;
  3. Offering fluid with routines and home events;
  4. reminding residents to drink when provided with their Medications;
  5. Offering drinks as a social opportunity in common areas;
  6. offering a Trolley of drink choices; and
  7. Educating team members/residents and encouraging fluid intake.

The research team is currently conducting a feasibility study of the PROMOTE program within Schlegel Villages, the aim of which is to demonstrate that the PROMOTE intervention study can be conducted in a rigorous manner and is feasible, prior to application for a multi-site intervention study.

Other Researchers

  • Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald, McMaster University
  • Carrie Earthman, University of Delaware
  • Christina Lengyel, University of Manitoba
  • Jan Mentes, UCLA Berkley
  • Jo-Anna Fawcett, Burlodge
  • Marina Mourtzakis, University of Waterloo
  • Minn Yoon, University of Alberta
  • Phyllis Gaspar, Consultant
  • Susan Slaughter, University of Alberta
  • Wen Liu, University of Iowa
  • Dr. George Heckman, University of Waterloo

Research Team

  • Hana Dakkak, University of Waterloo
  • Kristina Devlin, University of Waterloo
  • Safura Syed, University of Waterloo
  • Sophia Werden Abrams, McMaster University

Funding provide by Aramark.

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