rss
Evid Based Nurs 10:81 doi:10.1136/ebn.10.3.81
  • Treatment

Oral nutritional supplements during acute illness and recovery reduced non-elective hospital readmissions in older patients


 
 Q Does nutritional support during acute illness and recovery improve clinical outcome in older patients?

METHODS

GraphicDesign:

randomised placebo controlled trial.

GraphicAllocation:

concealed.

GraphicBlinding:

blinded (patients, healthcare providers, {data collectors, outcome assessors,}* and data analysts).

GraphicFollow up period:

6 months.

GraphicSetting:

{a hospital in South Yorkshire, UK}.*

GraphicPatients:

445 patients ⩾65 years of age (mean age 77 y, 53% men) who were admitted to hospital and able to swallow. Exclusion criteria were gastric surgery, malabsorption or morbid obesity (body mass index >40), coma, severe dementia (Abbreviated Mental Test Score <6), malignancy, current receipt of supplements, or residence in an institution.

GraphicIntervention:

usual hospital diet plus daily oral nutritional supplements, 200 ml twice daily, which provided 995 kcal …

No Related Web Pages

Free Sample

This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EBN.
View free sample issue >>

EBN Journal Chat

The EBN Journal Chat offers readers the opportunity to participate in discussion about research articles and commentaries from Evidence Based Nursing (EBN).

How to participate >>

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.

Navigate This Article