Empowerment of registered dietitians who work in clinical positions

Linda Buckley, Julie O.Sullivan Maillet, Riva Touger Decker, Stanley Von Hagen

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This study determined the perceptions of registered dietitians (RDs) working in acute care settings to their access to sources of empowerment in the workplace. A mailed questionnaire was used. Results suggest that these RDs perceived themselves to have moderate access to sources of empowerment. Respondents with the longest time in practice and those who were older had statistically significant higher scores than those in the other categories. RDs working in clinical positions have access to sources of empowerment in the workplace. Organizational structure, administration, and the dietitians themselves all can influence perceptions of empowerment.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)9-19
Number of pages11
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nutrition and Dietetics


  • Empowerment
  • Performance effectiveness
  • RDs
  • Registered dietitions
  • Workplace

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