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

Author and Year:
Beck A, Andersen U, et al 2015
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Article Title:
Does adding a dietician to the liaison team after discharge of geriatric patients improve nutritional outcome: a randomised controlled trial.
Beck A, Andersen U, Leedo E, Jensen L, Martins K, Quvang M, Rask K, Vedelspang A, Rønholt F
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 they; were at nutritional risk according to the level 2 screening in NRS2002,9 which is the mandatory tool in Danish hospitals; received nutritional support by means of small volume commercial oral nutritional supplements with a high density of energy and protein at the wards; and were planned to be discharged to their private home assisted by the discharge Liaison-Team.
Exclusion Criteria:
Patients were excluded from the study when they: suffered from dementia or terminal disease; had impaired renal function (GFR <30 mL/min/1.73 m2); were unable to understand the Danish language; were residing in nursing homes or rehabilitation homes; were incapable of performing hand-grip test; were planning a weight reducing diet or were unable or unwilling to give informed consent.
Research Purpose:
The aim of this RCT was to test whether adding a dietician to the discharge Liaison-Team after discharge of geriatric patients improves nutritional status, muscle strength and patient relevant outcomes; mobility, ADL, quality of life, use of social services, hospitalization and mortality.
Blinding efforts:
Investigator analysis was blinded to assignment. All others were not blind.
Study Location:
Herlev, Denmark
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
Funded by Danish Regions and the Danish Health Cartel