The Undernourished Patient: Prevention and Treatment

This study has been completed.
Godthaab rehabilitation centre
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Per Ole Iversen, MD, University of Oslo Identifier:
First received: June 28, 2012
Last updated: September 14, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a nutrition intervention during a rehabilitation stay followed by nutritional advice after discharge, can improve the nutritional status of the patients after 3 months.

Condition Intervention Phase
Weight Loss
Dietary Supplement: Nutritional support
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Undernourished Patient: Prevention and Treatment

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Further study details as provided by University of Oslo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body weight change [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: June 2012
Study Completion Date: August 2015
Primary Completion Date: August 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Nutritional counseling
Dietary supplement
Dietary Supplement: Nutritional support
Nutritional support and counseling
No Intervention: No nutritional counceling


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. In risk of undernutrition or undernourished according to the screening tool NRS-2002, score 3 or above.
  2. Living in Oslo, Bærum or Asker municipality.
  3. Must be able to cooperate.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Unwilling to participate
  2. Less than 12 months life expectancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01632072

Godthaab rehabilitation center
Bekkestua, Norway, 1356
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oslo
Godthaab rehabilitation centre
Principal Investigator: Per O Iversen, MD University of Oslo
  More Information

Responsible Party: Per Ole Iversen, MD, Professor, University of Oslo Identifier: NCT01632072     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012/928 
Study First Received: June 28, 2012
Last Updated: September 14, 2015
Health Authority: Norway: Regional Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Weight Loss
Body Weight
Body Weight Changes
Nutrition Disorders
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