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Malnutrition Screening in Acute Aged Care

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01179321
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 11, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 11, 2010
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of malnutrition screening and nutrition intervention on acute aged care patient outcomes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Malnutrition Other: Early referral to Dietitian for assessment and nutrition support

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Official Title: Malnutrition Screening and Intervention in Hospitalised Older Patients: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : April 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Malnutrition
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control
Experimental: Early nutrition intervention Other: Early referral to Dietitian for assessment and nutrition support


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Length of stay

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • admitted under a geriatrician into one of 2 acute geriatric medicine wards of the hospital

Exclusion Criteria:

  • expected length of stay less than 72 hours
  • palliative (not for active treatment)
  • unable to be nutritionally assessed (non english speaking, severe dementia/confusion and non cooperative/refused)
  • already seen by dietitian during current admission
  • enrolled in the study during previous admission
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
Australia, New South Wales
Prince of Wales Hospital
Randwick, New South Wales, Australia, 2031
Sponsors and Collaborators
Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Margaret M Holyday, B.Sc Prince of Wales Hospital
More Information

Responsible Party: Margaret Holyday, Prince of Wales Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01179321     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: malscreen05/185
First Posted: August 11, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 11, 2010
Last Verified: March 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Malnutrition
Nutrition Disorders