Prevalence of Malnutrition at a Swedish Hospital
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
The aim of the study is to describe the nutritional status among elderly patients admitted to hospital and to analyze the association with mortality and the costs of health care consumption. Further the aim is to analyze predictive factors for malnutrition.
The hypothesis is that malnourished patients have a higher mortality then well-nourished patients after three years.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Prevalence of Malnutrition and the Association Between Nutritional Status and Mortality Among Elderly Patients at a Medium-sized Swedish Hospital|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01161342
|Principal Investigator:||Leif Bergkvist, Professor||The Center for Clinical research, the County Council of Vestmanland/Uppsala University, Sweden|