Malnutrition Clinical Characteristics Validation Study

NCT ID: NCT02182427


Title
Malnutrition Clinical Characteristics Validation Study
Purpose
Malnutrition (under-nutrition) occurs in approximately 30% of hospitalized adults worldwide and results in poor outcomes. However there is no universal method for diagnosing malnutrition. A group of experts created a set of 6 characteristics to identify malnutrition. The goal of this project is to determine whether these characteristics are the best indicators to identify malnutrition or if there are other factors that may better identify malnutrition. Because there is no gold standard definition for malnutrition, the investigators will compare the characteristics against outcomes such as length of stay, hospital readmission and death. Outcomes are also influenced by disease state, therefore, information on what brought the patient to the hospital and what happened to them in the hospital will be collected that allows the investigators to separate the effect of malnutrition from disease. The hypothesis for this study is that the malnutrition clinical characteristics and diagnosis criteria, as presented by the experts, are valid and reliable principles for the diagnosis of adult under-nutrition.
Details
Conditions
Malnutrition
Keywords
Source
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Sponsors
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Status
Completed
Acronym
MCC
Last Updated
25 Jan 2016
URL
Official Link
Citations/Publications
White JV, Guenter P, Jensen G, Malone A, Schofield M; Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Malnutrition Work Group.; A.S.P.E.N. Malnutrition Task Force.; A.S.P.E.N. Board of Directors.. Consensus statement of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: characteristics recommended for the identification and documentation of adult malnutrition (undernutrition). J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 May;112(5):730-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.03.012. Erratum in: J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Nov;112(11):1899.

Locations
Australia, United States