Nutritional Supplement Compliance Study

NCT ID: NCT00688649


Title
An Investigation of the Effects of Different Modes of Delivery of Oral Nutritional Supplements in Participants at Risk of Malnutrition - A Pilot Study
Purpose
Disease-related malnutrition is common across healthcare settings in the UK and if left untreated, may have severe consequences. One of the strategies commonly used to combat malnutrition is the use of oral nutritional supplements (ONS). However, there is uncertainty about the optimal way of delivering ONS to patients to maximize compliance and nutrient intake. This randomised study will investigate the effect of different modes of delivery (ad libitum versus instructions on timing/serving volume) of ONS used in addition to the diet on total nutrient intake, compliance, nutritional status and outcome in participants at risk of malnutrition. Participants will be randomised to receive one of two ONS (high energy or standard) for 4 weeks in addition to food, either taken 'Ad libitum', or according to instruction on what to take and when. The primary outcome measure is nutrient intake. Secondary outcome measures include compliance and acceptability of ONS, appetite, anthropometry, muscle strength, quality of life and gastro-intestinal tolerance.
Details
Conditions
Undernutrition
Keywords
Source
Nutricia UK Ltd
Sponsors
Nutricia UK Ltd
Status
Completed
Acronym
NSCS
Last Updated
02 Feb 2009
URL
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Locations
United Kingdom