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Nutritional variables predict chances of returning home and activities of daily living in post-acute geriatric care

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2018
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Title
Nutritional variables predict chances of returning home and activities of daily living in post-acute geriatric care
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2018
DOI 10.2147/cia.s154129
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Keisuke Maeda, Takayuki Koga, Junji Akagi

Abstract

Little is known about the association between malnutrition and the chances of returning home from post-acute facilities in older adult patients. This study aimed to understand whether malnutrition and malnutrition-related factors would be determinants for returning home and activities of daily living (ADL) at discharge after post-acute care. Patients aged ≥65 years living at home before the onset of an acute disease and admitted to a post-acute ward were enrolled (n=207) in this prospective observational study. Malnutrition was defined based on the criteria of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. Nutritional parameters included the nutritional intake at the time of admission and oral conditions evaluated by the Oral Health Assessment Tool (OHAT). The Barthel Index was used to assess daily activities. A Cox regression analysis of the length of stay was performed. Multivariable linear regression analyses to determine associations between malnutrition, returning home, and ADL at discharge were performed, after adjusting the variables of acute care setting. The mean patient age was 84.7±6.7 years; 38% were men. European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism-defined malnutrition was observed in 129 (62.3%) patients, and 118 (57.0%) of all patients returned home. Multivariable regression analyses showed that malnutrition was a negative predictor of returning home (hazard ratio: 0.517 [0.351-0.761], p=0.001), and an increase in the nutritional intake (kcal/kg/d) was a positive predictor of the Barthel Index at discharge (coefficient: 0.34±0.15, p=0.021). The OHAT was not associated with returning home and ADL. Malnutrition and nutritional intake are associated with returning home and ADL at discharge, respectively, after post-acute care. Further studies investigating the effects of a nutritional intervention for post-acute patients would be necessary.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 43 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 28%
Other 6 14%
Student > Bachelor 6 14%
Student > Postgraduate 3 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 5%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 11 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 14 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Neuroscience 1 2%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 15 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 March 2018.
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#1,265,652
of 16,623,170 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#156
of 1,568 outputs
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#40,637
of 372,390 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#5
of 51 outputs
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