MiOA: Intervention: Post-Discharge: Registered Dietitian Nutritionists' Interventions (2023)

Author and Year:
Terp R, Jacobsen K, et al, 2018
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Article Title:
A nutritional intervention program improves the nutritional status of geriatric patients at nutritional risk-a randomized controlled trial.
Terp R, Jacobsen K, Kannegaard P, Larsen A, Madsen O, Noiesen E
Clinical Rehabilitation
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
High risk
Inclusion Criteria:
Patients that have been admitted to the geriatric ward; age >/=65 years; living in one of three municipalities (Lyngby-Taarbæk, Gentofte, or Rudersdal); identified as being at nutritional risk at admission using the instrument Nutritional Risk Screening (BMI <20.5 and/or weight loss within the last three months and/or a reduced dietary intake in the previous week and/or severely ill)
Exclusion Criteria:
Terminal illness; active cancer diagnosis; permanently living in a nursing home; not willing or able to give informed consent.
Research Purpose:
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether such a nutritional intervention program might (1) improve nutritional status, functional status and self-rated health and (2) reduce readmission rates and mortality in geriatric patients at nutritional risk.
Blinding efforts:
The treatment allocation was written and stored in sequentially numbered opaque envelopes and was opened by a study personnel immediately after the participant had given informed consent. The randomization was performed before collection of baseline data. The patients and the study personnel were not blinded to group assignment.
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Capital Region of Denmark