Follow-up Home Visits With Nutrition (OHE)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 30, 2010
Last Update Posted : March 29, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AAstrup, University of Copenhagen

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Malnutrition Dietary Supplement: individual nutritional therapy

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

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 152 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Follow-up Home Visits With Nutrition (OHE)
Study Start Date : December 2010
Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Study Completion Date : March 2012

Intervention Details:
    Dietary Supplement: individual nutritional therapy
    individual nutritional therapy provided by a registered dietician by means of three follow-up home visits

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. hospital readmissions [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. body weight [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 (NCT number): NCT01249716

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

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Responsible Party: AAstrup, professor, University of Copenhagen Identifier: NCT01249716     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 22
First Posted: November 30, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 29, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders