Prevalence of Malnutrition and/or Sarcopenia at Hospital Admission (MASS)
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The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of malnutrition and/or sarcopenia at admission to the hospital in older adults.
Condition or disease
The primary outcome of this study is to determine the prevalence of malnutrition and/or sarcopenia at admission to the hospital in older adults. The secondary outcome is to assess the relationship between malnutrition/sarcopenia status and length of stay, comorbidity load, polypharmacy, and 30-day readmission.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
65 Years and older (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Hospitalized older adults
Admitted to the UTMB ACE unit
Aged 65 years or older
Able to consent to participate in study (alert and oriented x3)
Because this study aims to determine prevalence of malnutrition and/or sarcopenia at admission to the hospital, patients will be excluded if study measures are not able to be taken within 72 hours of admission.