MiOA: Intervention: Long-Term Care: Food Fortification (2023)

Author and Year:
Smoliner C, Norman K, et al. 2008
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Article Title:
Effects of food fortification on nutritional and functional status in frail elderly nursing home residents at risk of malnutrition.
Smoliner C, Norman K, Scheufele R, Hartig W, Pirlich M, Lochs H
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Low risk
Inclusion Criteria:
Nursing home residents who were assessed to be malnourished or at risk of malnutrition (Mini Nutritional Assessment [MNA]
Exclusion Criteria:
Good nutritional status (MNA > 23.5 points); severe cognitive impairment; snteral feeding; hospital stay 2 >/=6 d during the study period; implanted defibrillator; hemiplegia or severe arthritis
Research Purpose:
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a 12-wk nutritional intervention with protein- and energy enriched food and snacks on nutritional and functional status in elderly NHRs at risk of malnutrition.
Blinding efforts:
Randomization of diet according to nursing home ward for practicality in serving diet resulted in blinding to diet type for the residents
Study Location:
Berlin, Germany
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
Schubert Holding A.G. & Company

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