Follow-up Home Visits With Nutrition (OHE)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AAstrup, University of Copenhagen Identifier:
First received: November 29, 2010
Last updated: March 27, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

To assess the effect on geriatric patients of follow-up home visit including nutrition.

The hypothesis is that this can prevent hospital readmissions, and has a positive impact on functional abilities and quality of life

Condition Intervention
Dietary Supplement: individual nutritional therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Follow-up Home Visits With Nutrition (OHE)

Further study details as provided by University of Copenhagen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • hospital readmissions [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • body weight [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 152
Study Start Date: December 2010
Study Completion Date: March 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Dietary Supplement: individual nutritional therapy
    individual nutritional therapy provided by a registered dietician by means of three follow-up home visits
Detailed Description:
Before and after the intervention the participants nutritional status, hand grip strength, functional abilities, well-being, dietary intake, level of tiredness,and activities of daily living will be assessed

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Geriatric patients in nutritional risk

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Dementia
  • Expected readmissions
  • Terminal disease
  • Non-Danish speaking
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01249716

Geriatric department
Herlev, Denmark, 2730
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Copenhagen
  More Information

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: AAstrup, professor, University of Copenhagen Identifier: NCT01249716     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 22
Study First Received: November 29, 2010
Last Updated: March 27, 2012
Health Authority: Denmark: the Danish Data Protection Agency

Keywords provided by University of Copenhagen:
follow-up home visit
Geriatric Disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders processed this record on November 27, 2015