Malnutrition Screening in Acute Aged Care

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Identifier:
First received: August 10, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2006
History: No changes posted

The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of malnutrition screening and nutrition intervention on acute aged care patient outcomes.

Condition Intervention
Other: Early referral to Dietitian for assessment and nutrition support

Study Type: Interventional
Official Title: Malnutrition Screening and Intervention in Hospitalised Older Patients: A Randomised Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Length of stay

Study Start Date: April 2006
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control
Experimental: Early nutrition intervention Other: Early referral to Dietitian for assessment and nutrition support


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • admitted under a geriatrician into one of 2 acute geriatric medicine wards of the hospital

Exclusion Criteria:

  • expected length of stay less than 72 hours
  • palliative (not for active treatment)
  • unable to be nutritionally assessed (non english speaking, severe dementia/confusion and non cooperative/refused)
  • already seen by dietitian during current admission
  • enrolled in the study during previous admission
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01179321

Australia, New South Wales
Prince of Wales Hospital
Randwick, New South Wales, Australia, 2031
Sponsors and Collaborators
Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
Principal Investigator: Margaret M Holyday, B.Sc Prince of Wales Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Margaret Holyday, Prince of Wales Hospital Identifier: NCT01179321     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: malscreen05/185
Study First Received: August 10, 2010
Last Updated: August 10, 2010
Health Authority: Australia: Human Research Ethics Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders processed this record on April 16, 2014