Effect of Nutritional Efforts on Discharged Elderly Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03488329|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 5, 2018
Last Update Posted : January 6, 2021
The study is a randomized controlled study, ongoing over 16 weeks. At discharge, the intervention group receives guidance from a clinical dietician, where an individual nutrition plan is made. The dietitian will perform a telephone follow-up after 4 and 30 days. It will also be possible for the participant, relatives or municipality to contact the dietician if nutritional questions arise.
At the time of discharge the intervention group will receive a package containing foods and drinks that will cover their nutritional needs the first day after discharge.
They will also get a goodiebag containing samples on protein-rich milk-based drinks. Data is collected on quality of life, appetite, physical function, dietary intake, weight, height, energy and protein needs, as well as experience of discharge and cooperation with the municipality.
If there is a need, information about nutrition status will be sent to the municipality so the municipality can take over nutritional treatment.
The control group receives standard treatment.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Malnutrition||Dietary Supplement: Individual nutritional therapy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||207 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Effect of Nutritional Efforts on Discharged Elderly Patients|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 1, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 1, 2020|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 1, 2020|
Individual nutritional therapy
Dietary Supplement: Individual nutritional therapy
Guidance from a clinical dietician.
Individual nutrition plan
A package containing foods and drinks, which will cover their nutritional needs the first day after discharge.
A goodiebag containing samples on protein-rich milk-based drinks.
Telephone follow-up after 4 and 30 days and the possibility to call the dietician in case of questions about nutrition.
No Intervention: Control
- Hospital readmissions [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- Mortality [ Time Frame: 30 days, 16 weeks, 6 months ]
- Weight [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]
- Protein intake [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]24 hour recall
- Energi Intake [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]24 hour recall
- Appetite [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]SNAQ
- Health related Quality of life [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]EQ-5D
- Physical function [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]30-s CST
- Hospital readmissions [ Time Frame: 30 days, 16 weeks ]
- Combined adverse advents [ Time Frame: 30 days, 16 weeks, 6 months ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03488329
|Unit for Dietetics and Nutrition Research, Herlev hosipital|
|Herlev, Denmark, 2730|