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Malnutrition Screening in Acute Aged Care

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01179321
First Posted: August 11, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 11, 2010
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Information provided by:
Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
  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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01179321


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

Responsible Party: Margaret Holyday, Prince of Wales Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01179321     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: malscreen05/185
First Submitted: August 10, 2010
First Posted: August 11, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 11, 2010
Last Verified: March 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Malnutrition
Nutrition Disorders