Projects per year
100%) at one main meal was recorded and data on length of stay (LOS) in hospital, readmissions, and in-hospital mortality were collected 30 days post initial data collection. Malnutrition risk was determined by mapping nutritionDay survey questions to the Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST). Overall, 262 patients (mean age: 69 ± 8 years; 65% males) were recruited. The prevalence of
malnutrition risk (MST score ≥2) was 44% (n=109) and one-in-four participants (n=68, 28%) consumed up to half the meal, with “not hungry” being the most cited reason for poor intake. The median LOS was 8 days (range: 1-369), 30-day readmission rates were 7% (n=18) and in-hospital mortality rate was 0.4% (n=1). This study highlights high prevalence of malnutrition risk and poor food intake amongst older adults in Indian hospitals. Findings provide an opportunity for future research, in the Indian acute care setting, to focus on managing nutritional issues and related outcomes in hospitalised older adults.
|Journal||Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Aug 2019|
|Event||Dietitians Association of Australia 36th National Conference: More than meets the eye - The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Australia|
Duration: 12 Aug 2019 → 14 Aug 2019
Conference number: 36th
1/01/14 → …
Isenring, E., Marshall, S., Reidlinger, D., Kelly, J., Cox, G., Van der Meij, B., MacKenzie-Shalders, K., Mayr, H., Dahl, C., Crichton, M., O'Bryan, K. R., Norris, R., Warner, M., Davidson, A., Naranjo, A., Mahoney, S., Eberhardt, F., Dalwood, P., Lopez, E., Hofto, S., Innerarity, C. & So, D.
1/01/14 → 31/12/27
Activities per year
Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other Activities › Non-HDR Student Supervision