Prevalence of Malnutrition at a Swedish Hospital

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2011 by Uppsala University.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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First received: July 12, 2010
Last updated: May 19, 2011
Last verified: May 2011

The aim of the study is to describe the nutritional status among elderly patients admitted to hospital and to analyze the association with mortality and the costs of health care consumption. Further the aim is to analyze predictive factors for malnutrition.

The hypothesis is that malnourished patients have a higher mortality then well-nourished patients after three years.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prevalence of Malnutrition and the Association Between Nutritional Status and Mortality Among Elderly Patients at a Medium-sized Swedish Hospital

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Further study details as provided by Uppsala University:

Enrollment: 1771
Study Start Date: March 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients 65 years or older, consecutively admitted during fifteen months to two internal medicine wards, two surgery wards or one orthopaedic ward at the Central hospital in Västerås, Sweden.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients 65 years or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to communicate
  • readmitted during the study period
  • receiving palliative care
  • impossible to measure height or weight.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01161342

Sponsors and Collaborators
Uppsala University
Principal Investigator: Leif Bergkvist, Professor The Center for Clinical research, the County Council of Vestmanland/Uppsala University, Sweden
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Responsible Party: Lisa Söderström, The county council of Vestmanland Identifier: NCT01161342     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LTV-1211142
Study First Received: July 12, 2010
Last Updated: May 19, 2011
Health Authority: Sweden: Regional Ethical Review Board

Keywords provided by Uppsala University:
Aged 80 and over

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders processed this record on July 26, 2015