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

Author and Year:
Andersson J, Hulander, et al, 2016
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Article Title:
Effect on body weight, quality of life and appetite following individualized, nutritional counselling to home-living elderly after rehabilitation - an open randomized trial.
Andersson J, Hulander E, Rothenberg E, Iversen P
The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Undernourished or at risk of disease-related malnutrition (score > 3 using the Nutritional Risk Screening tool NRS-2002); > 18 years old; residing in the capital Oslo or the nearby municipalities of Asker or Bærum; be able to communicate in Norwegian and to provide written informed consent.
Exclusion Criteria:
Lack of rehabilitation potential (decided by the treating physician); duration of stay 30 days at Rehabilitation Institution; not planned to return home after the stay at Rehabilitation Institution; expected survival less than one year; refusal to participate.
Research Purpose:
To test if tailor-made nutritional counseling mediated via home visits and phone calls could reduce weight loss among undernourished patients and those at risk of disease-related malnutrition three months after discharge from a specialized rehabilitation care center. To examine quality of life and appetite among the participating patients.
Blinding efforts:
Both the patients and the researchers were aware of allocation (intervention or control), the assessors of the study outcomes were blinded to the allocation.
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Source(s) of Funding:
Government, Not-for-profit
Please specify names of funders:
Throne Holst Foundation The Directorate of Health