Nutritional Status Among Older Adults. Risk Factors and Consequences of Malnutrition
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01161342|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 13, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 26, 2015
The aim of the study is to estimate the prevalence of malnutrition among older adults admitted to hospital and to analyse predictive factors for malnutrition. Further, the aim was to analyse the association between nutritional status and all-cause and cause-specific mortality.
The hypothesis is that malnourished patients have a higher mortality then well-nourished patients after three years.
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|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||1771 participants|
|Official Title:||Nutritional Status Among Older Adults. Risk Factors and Consequences of Malnutrition|
|Study Start Date :||March 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2009|
- Nutritional status according to the screening instrument Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ][The 18 questions in the MNA instrument are weighted, and the threshold values of the instrument categorize patients into three nutritional status groups: well-nourished (MNA score 24-30), at risk of malnutrition (MNA score 17-23.5), or malnourished (MNA score <17).
- All-cause mortality [ Time Frame: All-cause mortality was analyzed after median 3.5 years. ]Survival was calculated from the date of the MNA screening to the date of death.
- Cause-specific mortality [ Time Frame: Cause-specific mortality was analyzed after median 4.7 years. ]Survival was calculated from the date of the MNA screening to the date of cause-specific death.
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|Principal Investigator:||Leif Bergkvist, Professor||The Center for Clinical research, the County Council of Vestmanland/Uppsala University, Sweden|