Search Plan and Results
Search Plan and Results
Evidence Analysis Question
What are the nutrition-related outcomes for older adults who participate in United States Department of Agriculture programs?
Date of Literature Review
Adults (60 years and older).
Nutrition Related Problem/Condition
Aging, malnutrition, sarcopenia, weight loss, cachexia, starvation, unintentional weight loss.
Study Design Preferences
- RCT or clinical controlled studies
- Large nonrandomized observational studies
- Cohort, case-control studies.
Size of Study Groups
The sample size must equal 10 individuals for each study group. For example, this would include 10 patients in the intervention group and 10 patients in the control or comparison group.
1990 to January 2009.
- If an author is included on more than one Review Article or primary research article that is similar in content, the most recent review or article will be accepted and earlier versions will be rejected
- If an author is included on more than one Review Article or primary research article and the content is different, then both reviews may be accepted.
Limited to articles in English.
Adults younger than 60 years of age.
Outside of the United States.
Study Dropout Rate
Higher than 20%.
Prior to 1990.
Studies by same author similar in content.
Articles not in English.
Search Terms: Search Vocabulary
Aged, older adult.
Food Stamp program, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition program, the Child and Adult Care Food program, the Emergency Food Assistance program, Commodity Supplemental Food program.
Type of Study Design
RCTs, clinical studies, observational studies, cohort and case-control Studies.
(Food Stamp program or Senior Farmers Market Nutrition program or Child and Adult Care Food program or Emergency Food Assistance program or Commodity Supplemental Food program) and (aged or older or aging or elderly),
Articles to review
CENTRAL database not searched.
Other databases not searched.
Total articles identified to review from electronic databases: 4
Articles Identified from other sources:
From Position Paper References
Kunkel ME, Luccia B, Moore AC. Evaluation of the South Carolina senior farmers' market nutrition education program. J Am Diet Assoc. 2003; 103: 880-883.
Johnson DB, Beaudoin S, Smith LT, Beresford SA, LoGerfo JP. Increasing fruit and vegetable intake in homebound elders: The Seattle Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Pilot Program. Prev Chronic Dis. 2004; 1(1): A03.
Kunkel ME, Luccia B, Moore AC. Evaluation of the South Carolina Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Education program. J Am Diet Assoc. 2003; 103: 880-883.
Smith LT, Johnson DB, Beaudoin S, Monsen ER, LoGerfo JP. Qualitative assessment of participant utilization and satisfaction with the Seattle Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Pilot Program. Prev Chronic Dis. 2004; 1(1): A06.
Wang MC, Dixon LB. Socioeconomic influences on bone health in postmenopausal women: Findings from NHANES III, 1988-1994. Osteoporos Int. 2006; 17(1): 91-98.
||Reason for Exclusion
Number of Included Primary Research Articles Identified from all sources: 4
Number of Included Review Articles Identified from all sources: 0
Total Number of Included Articles: 4
Number of Articles Considered but Excluded: 0
Total Number of Articles Considered: 4