Nutritional Intervention for Geriatric Hip Fracture Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 17, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 4, 2011
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Kowloon Hospital, Hong Kong

March 16, 2010
March 17, 2010
May 4, 2011
November 2008
March 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Nutritional parameters [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline in nutritional parameters at discharge from hospital and at 4 weeks after discharge ]
Biochemical and anthropometric measurements
Nutritional parameters [ Time Frame: pre, post, 4 weeks post supplement ]
Biochemical and anthropometric measurements
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Rehabilitation Outcomes [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline in rehabilitation outcomes at discharge from hospital and at 4 weeks after discharge ]
functional, strength and mobility measurements
Rehabilitation Outcomes [ Time Frame: pre, post and 4 weeks post supplement ]
functional, strength and mobility measurements
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Nutritional Intervention for Geriatric Hip Fracture Patients
A Randomized Controlled Study of Nutritional Intervention for Geriatric Hip Fracture Patients and Its Effect on Rehabilitation Outcomes
This is a randomized controlled, observer blinded trial to study the beneficial effect of nutritional supplementation in elderly Hong Kong patients after hip fracture surgery during rehabilitation and at 4 weeks follow up. The control group will receive Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation whereas the intervention group will receive a moderately high dose protein nutritional supplementation in addition to Vitamin D and Calcium. Both groups undergo the same rehabilitation program and dietary counseling before discharge. They are followed up 4 weeks after discharge or completion of supplementation. The outcome parameters are nutritional parameters and rehabilitation outcomes.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Hip Fractures
Dietary Supplement: Protein supplementation
Ready made protein supplement drinks with approximate protein content of 18-24g per 500ml per day. Caloric content is 490 to 530Kcal depending on the brand of drink.
Other Names:
  • Ensure (Abbott)
  • Resource Breeze (Nestle Nutrition)
  • Compleat (Nestle Nutrition)
  • Glucerna (Abbott)
  • No Intervention: Control
  • Experimental: Nutritional Supplementation
    Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Protein supplementation
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April 2011
March 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 60 years or older
  • Recent low impact osteoporotic fracture of the proximal femur surgically repaired within 4 weeks before recruitment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who require tube feeding
  • Patients in unstable medical condition
  • Body mass index (BMI) ≧ 25
  • Malignancy
  • Conditions with contraindication for high protein diet
  • Mentally incapacitated and inability to communicate or understand the consent.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Hong Kong
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Dr MYINT Ma Wai Wai, Associate Consultant, Department of Rehabilitation, Kowloon Hospital
Kowloon Hospital, Hong Kong
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Principal Investigator: Ma Wai Wai MYINT, MBBS Kowloon Hospital, Hong Kong
Kowloon Hospital, Hong Kong
April 2011

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