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

Author and Year:
Blondal B, Geirsdottir O, et al. 2022
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Article Title:
HOMEFOOD randomised trial - Six-month nutrition therapy improves quality of life, self-rated health, cognitive function, and depression in older adults after hospital discharge.
Blondal B, Geirsdottir O, Halldorsson T, Beck A, Jonsson P, Ramel A
Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
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Inclusion Criteria:
Community dwelling patients discharged home from the hospital within 24 hours; 65 years and above; at risk for malnutrition per validated Icelandic Nutrition Screening Tool; living in the Reykjavik Capital Area Cognitive function >/=20 according to the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) assessed within the last 3 months.
Exclusion Criteria:
Receiving tube feeding; subjects in active cancer treatment or with heart failure at higher stages.
Research Purpose:
To investigate the effects of a six-month nutrition therapy on quality of life, self-rated health, cognitive function, and depression in older adults discharged from hospital.
Blinding efforts:
The allocation sequence was concealed fromthe clinical nutritionist (BSB) who enrolled and assigned the par-ticipants to the two groups until the moment of assignment. Outcome assessors (who did not deliver the intervention)were unaware whether a participant was in the control or inter-vention group, measurements of EQ-5D, self-rated health, MMSE,and the CES-D scale were blinded.
Study Location:
Reykjavik, Iceland
Source(s) of Funding:
Government, University/Hospital
Please specify names of funders:
Icelandic Research Fund(174,250e051), the research Fund of the University of Iceland, the research fund of Hrafnista, the Icelandic Society of Geriatrics, and the Helga Jonsdottir and Sigurlidi Kristjansson Geriatric Research Fund.