MiOA: Intervention: Community: Oral Nutrition Supplements (2023)

Author and Year:
Gray-Donald K, Payette H, et al. 1995
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Article Title:
Randomized clinical trial of nutritional supplementation shows little effect on functional status among free-living frail elderly.
Gray-Donald K, Payette H, Boutier V
Journal of Nutrition
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Over 60 years old; at nutritional risk as defined by (A) involuntary weight loss of >5% of body weight in the last month, >7.5% in the last 3 months, or >10% in the last 6 months and BMI <27 OR (B) BMI <24; oriented to time and place; recruited from those receiving long-term home help services by local community centers.
Exclusion Criteria:
Receiving palliative care; alcoholism; active cancer or illness requiring therapeutic diet incompatible with supplementation.
Research Purpose:
To assess the impact of nutritional supplementation on the functional status of frail elderly living at home.
Blinding efforts:
One of two experienced research dietitians was unaware of the subject’s treatment. This dietitian completed measurements of functional and health status outcome variables at all time points.
Study Location:
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
National Health Research and Development Program, Health Canada (grant no. 6605-3833-62)