Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of malnutrition and/or sarcopenia at admission to the hospital in older adults.

Conditions

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Over 65 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

Inclusion Criteria

  • Admitted to the UTMB ACE unit
  • Aged 65 years or older
  • Able to consent to participate in study (alert and oriented x3)

Exclusion Criteria

  • 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.

Study Design

Phase
Study Type
Observational
Observational Model
Cohort
Time Perspective
Prospective

Recruiting Locations

UTMB ACE Unit
Galveston, Texas 77555
Contact:
Rachel Deer, PhD
409-266-9640
rrdeer@utmb.edu

More Details

NCT ID
NCT02990520
Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

Study Contact

Rachel Deer, PhD
409-266-9640
rrdeer@utmb.edu

Detailed Description

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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