NANA: Novel Assessment of Nutrition and Ageing

Lead Research Organisation: University of St Andrews
Department Name: Psychology

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Publications

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Andrews JA (2017) Using the NANA toolkit at home to predict older adults' future depression. in Journal of affective disorders

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Andrews JA (2017) Technology for Early Detection of Depression and Anxiety in Older People. in Studies in health technology and informatics

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Astell A (2010) NANA: Novel assessment of nutrition and ageing in Gerontechnology

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Astell A (2010) NANA: Novel assessment of nutrition and ageing in Gerontechnology

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Astell, A (2012) NANA: A holistic approach to assessing nutrition, cognition, mood and physical activity. in Journal of Ageing and Physical Activity,

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Brown LJ (2012) Assessing mood in older adults: a conceptual review of methods and approaches. in International psychogeriatrics

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Brown LJE (2018) Computerized Self-Administered Measures of Mood and Appetite for Older Adults: The Novel Assessment of Nutrition and Ageing Toolkit. in Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society

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MacLean, L (2012) Walking to the beat: Does music help or hinder older adults' gait and cognition? in Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

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Thompson J (2014) The new science of ageing

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Timon CM (2018) A Comparison of Food Portion Size Estimation by Older Adults, Young Adults and Nutritionists. in The journal of nutrition, health & aging

 
Title NANA video 
Description Video description of NANA 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact Generated interest in NANA 
URL https://vimeo.com/63569987
 
Description Older adults are happy to collect daily information on what they are eating and drinking, their mood, cognitive function and physical activity.
These could be used for detecting the earliest signs of change in people's daily behaviour.
Exploitation Route The project showed that reliable data can be collected in people's homes and that this has the potential to detect early signs of malnutrition and of other conditions such as psychological or emotional problems. The information can be fed back to the older people themselves, so that they can monitor their own progress, or to their GP or a family member. NANA demonstrates how new technology can be used for ongoing assessment and monitoring; over time, it will provide information to enable the emergence of health conditions to be monitored.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Healthcare

URL http://www.newdynamics.group.shef.ac.uk/nda-findings-34.html
 
Description In 2017 we are working with a health and social care provider to develop NANA for use with three of their community services: active ageing, weight management and learning disabilities. We are also developing a pilot study with the Sheffield Reablement team. In 2017 we secured additional funding to further develop NANA into DataDay, a self-management tool for people who are diagnosed with dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment. We worked with people living with dementia or MCI to develop the DataDay user interface. We also worked with memory assessment services staff to develop a clinician portal for reviewing their client's progress. The first wave of feasibility testing in the community took place between November 2018 and May 2019 after which revisions were made to the app and portal. A second wave of testing commenced March 2020.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Healthcare
Impact Types Societal

 
Description Innovation, Impact and Knowledge Exchange Programme - EPSRC
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Department School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 07/2015
 
Description NIHR-RCF
Amount £9,012 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description NIHR-RCF
Amount £11,460 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Researcher-Clinician Partnership Program
Amount $597,988 (CAD)
Organisation Centre for Aging and Brain Health innovation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Canada
Start 09/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description pilot funding
Amount £50,755 (GBP)
Organisation Sirona care & health 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Age UK 
Organisation Age UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Working with our partners to develop an application to meet the needs of older adults at home
Collaborator Contribution Input to Advisory Panel to help shape the accessibility of the project
Impact guidance on disseminating the NANA system
Start Year 2009
 
Description Citrus Suite 
Organisation Citrus Suite
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Co-creating DataDay app based on NANA V1 app and clinician portal
Collaborator Contribution Co-creating DataDay app based on NANA V1 app and clinician portal
Impact Still in development stage
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sanctuary Care 
Organisation Sanctuary Care
Department Catering Team
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Working to understand food service processes and monitoring nutritional needs of residents
Collaborator Contribution Access to practice and procedures
Impact Presentation at NACC conference
Start Year 2009
 
Description Sirona Health & Social Care 
Organisation Sirona care & health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Joint development and testing of V1 NANA app
Collaborator Contribution Joint development and testing of V1 NANA app
Impact V1 NANA app
Start Year 2015
 
Title DataDay: Daily self-management for dementia 
Description App containing four NANA modules (nutrition, cognition, mood, physical activity) plus clinician portal to access user data. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact DataDay app is currently being feasibility tested through community memory assessment services where it is being offered to people who are diagnosed with early dementia or mild cognitive impairment. Each user is asked if they are happy for their data to be visible to members of the memory clinic team. Clinicians can track their client's progress. 
 
Title NANA (Novel Assessment of Nutrition and Ageing) 
Description NANA is an application developed in partnership with older adults for them to use on a daily basis to collect information on dietary intake, mood, physical activity and cognitive function. NANA has been validated against existing gold standard measures as a tool for capturing reliable data from individuals at home without a researcher being present. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2012 
Impact NANA is currently being rewritten for smart devices for testing with a healthcare partner 
 
Description British Dietetics Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Plenary Speaker on panel debating use of technology to support dietary interventions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CQC launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Debate and discussion with care caterers and care home providers about improving m,easement of dietary intake

Invitations to visit care homes to discuss catering provision and dietary monitoring
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited presentation at National Association of Care Caterers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked debate and discussion about capturing dietary information in the wild

We were invited to visit several large catering companies to discuss adoption of the NANA system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited speaker at professional conference - Scottish Dietitians 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professional dietitians working across Scotland in a range of community services attended, leading to consultation with Tayside Eating Disorders Service about potential application of NANA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited speaker at professional working group - Malnutrition Task Force 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to the newly-established Malnutrition Task Force, headed by Age-UK, lead to further consultant sight providers of meals and services for older adults
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description NANA launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launch event organised at Westminster Palace, Houses of Parliament, London, UK to maximise impact and exposure of the project. Attendees included researchers, care caterers, health professionals, politicians, general public to see and try NANA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description NANA launch event - Westminster Palace 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launch event for NANA application in partnership with Age-UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Sirona presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Twenty five members of staff, plus service managers attended the presentation which lead to a collaboration to develop and feasibility test a NANA app
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013