Nutritional Status and Quality of Life in Older Adults (NSQLOP)
This study has been completed.
University of Surrey
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kathryn Hart, University of Surrey
First received: June 15, 2012
Last updated: July 3, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
The aim of this study is to determine the nutritional status, and factors affecting malnutrition in older people staying in hospitals.
- To recruit a sample of older people in hospital
- To collect information on nutritional status, satisfaction with food-related life and experience with access to food in hospital.
- To assess the staffing attitudes to nutritional care of the older adult
- To undertake an audit of therapeutic ('special') diets served in hospitals, with respect to their nutritional adequacy and wastage
- To investigate predictors and correlates of malnutrition within the hospital setting and compare these relationships with those previously identified in care homes and the community.
- To make recommendations for practice to improve the nutritional status of hospitalised older adults.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Nutritional Status and Quality of Life in Older Hospitalised Adults|
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Further study details as provided by University of Surrey:
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Nutritional status [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Using MNA
- Satisfaction with food related quality of life [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Dietary intake [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]3 x 24hr recalls
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Food Access in Hospital [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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