Malnutrition Screening in Acute Aged Care

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01179321
First received: August 10, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2006
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

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


Condition Intervention
Malnutrition
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

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

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

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Margaret Holyday, Prince of Wales Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov 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:
Malnutrition
Nutrition Disorders

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