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

Author and Year:
Beck 2013
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Article Title:
Follow-up home visits with registered dietitians have a positive effect on the functional and nutritional status of geriatric medical patients after discharge: a randomized controlled trial.
Beck A, Kjær S, Hansen B, Storm R, Thal-Jantzen K, Bitz C
Clinical Rehabilitation
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Patients were eligible for this study if aged 65+ years and at nutritional risk according to the level 1 screen in Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 (NRS2002).
Exclusion Criteria:
Patients were excluded from the study when they; suffered from senile dementia or terminal disease; could not understand the Danish language; were residing in nursing homes; or were unable to or willing to give informed consent
Research Purpose:
The aim of this study was to assess the additional benefits of individualized nutritional counselling by a registered dietitian in geriatric patients’ homes after discharge from hospital, in relation to risk of re-admissions, functional status, nutritional status and use of social services.
Blinding efforts:
Only principle investigator who analyzed the data was blinded.
Study Location:
Herlev, Denmark
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
Health Insurance Foundation, the Tryg Foundation and the General Practitioners’ Foundation for Development of General Practice.