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NutritionDay in Worldwide Hospitals: An International Audit and Registry on Nutrition and Outcome (nutritionday)

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 30, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2018
European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN)
Austrian Society for Clinical Nutrition
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael J. Hiesmayr, Medical University of Vienna

Brief Summary:

Malnutrition at hospital admission is a risk factor for an unfavourable outcome, prolonged hospital stay and delayed recovery. In these patients the incidence of complications such as nosocomial infections, poor ventilatory function, prolonged bed rest is increased. In addition a relevant proportion of patients have a nutritional intake below their needs during hospitalisation.Mortality has been shown to be up to 8 times higher and dependency at discharge up to 3 times more frequent when actual food intake was below 25% of calculated needs.

The aim of this international cross-sectional multicentre audit and registry is to generate a risk and level of nutritional intervention profile for an individual unit/ward based on case-mix, nutrition care and available structures. This profile should give a snapshot on the relation of risk to resource allocation. The audit is unit centered. Each unit gets as a feedback anonymously its position compared with all other participating units. Risk adjustment for selected patient groups, social environments and structures is planned.

In conclusion this audit/registry will serve five distinct aims:

  • Generate a precise map of the prevalence of malnutrition before admission and of decreased nutrient intake according to risk factors, medical specialty, organisational structures and countries.
  • Increase in awareness for clinical nutrition in patients, caregiver and hospital managers.
  • Enlarge and maintain a reference database for hospitalised patients
  • Provide individual unit benchmarking

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Malnutrition Other: nutrition

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 250000 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Target Follow-Up Duration: 30 Days
Official Title: NutritionDay in Worldwide Hospitals: A Cross-sectional Registry
Study Start Date : January 2006
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2021

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
hospitalised patients
all patients present in a hospital ward during the morning shift
Other: nutrition
type and amount of food eaten or type of oral nutritional supplements as well as enteral or parenteral nutrition
Other Names:
  • hospital food
  • oral protein energy supplements
  • enteral nutrition
  • parenteral nutrition

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. mortality in hospital (hospital cohort) [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    date of death within 30 days of sampling day

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. length of hospital stay [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    date of discharge or death within 30 days after the cross-sectional sampling day

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients hospitalised on a given day in hospital wards.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients hospitalized in a given ward and present within the unit from 7H00 to 19H00 (e.g.) during the first nursing shift of the nutritionDay (one given day per year), including admissions and discharges within the period.

Questionnaire especially dedicated to children and young adults are provided for patients aged 7-17. Questionnaires for children can be completed by the patients themselves or by a legal guardian.

  • Patients may accept to participate only for the medical documentation part from the caregiver sheet (sheet 2) and individual patient outcome (sheet 4), but refuse to fill the individual patient questionnaire (sheet 3).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with an age < 6 a.
  • Patients unable to understand and answer questions because none of the 31 available languages is understood for the hospital cohort.
  • Patient's refusal to answer the patient specific questionnaire or refusal of medical data use for auditing and research.
  • Patients admitted and discharged during the same calendar day.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02820246

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Contact: Michael J Hiesmayr, MD, MSc +43140400 ext 41090
Contact: Sigrid Moick, MA +436805524917

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Medical University Vienna Recruiting
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Contact: Michael J Hiesmayr, MD, MSc    +43140400 ext 41090   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN)
Austrian Society for Clinical Nutrition
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Principal Investigator: Michael J Hiesmayr, MD, MSc Medical University of Vienna

Additional Information:
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Other Publications:
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Responsible Party: Michael J. Hiesmayr, Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT02820246     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 407/2005
First Posted: June 30, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2018
Last Verified: March 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Upon submission of a research proposal data anonymised data are shared with researcher. Each proposal is submitted to the supervisory board for approval.

Keywords provided by Michael J. Hiesmayr, Medical University of Vienna:
nutrition assessment
nutrition therapy
nutrition surveys
patient outcome assessment
outcome and process assessment
risk assessment
scoring system

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nutrition Disorders