Condition category
Nutritional, Metabolic, Endocrine
Date applied
20/12/2005
Date assigned
20/12/2005
Last edited
22/10/2007
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Hinke Kruizenga

ORCID ID

Contact details

VU University Medical Center
P.O. Box 7057
Amsterdam
1007 MB
Netherlands
H.Kruizenga@vumc.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

1. The recognition of malnourished inpatients will improve by using the Short Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire (SNAQ) malnutrition screening tool at admission
2. Early recognition and treatment of malnutrition is effective and cost effective

Ethics approval

Ethics approval received from the local medical ethics committee

Study design

Controlled trial with a historical control group. The data in the control group were prospectively measured.

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Non randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Malnutrition

Intervention

Early screening and treatment of malnourished hospital patients. The intervention group consisted of a group of 297 patients on two mixed medical - surgical wards, receiving screening on malnutrition at admission and standardised nutritional care. The control (comparable group of 291 patients) received usual clinical care.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Costs
2. Length of hospital stay
3. Percentage of malnourished patients who are diagnosed correctly

Secondary outcome measures

1. Care complexity
2. Quality of life
3. Body composition

Overall trial start date

01/03/2002

Overall trial end date

01/10/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Hospital patients
2. Internal and surgical ward

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

600

Participant exclusion criteria

Under the age of 18 years

Recruitment start date

01/03/2002

Recruitment end date

01/10/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

VU University Medical Center
Amsterdam
1007 MB
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

VU University Medical Center (The Netherlands)

Sponsor details

Van der Boechorststraat 7
Amsterdam
1081 BT
Netherlands

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.vumc.nl/zorg/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

The Dutch Health Care Insurance Board (CVZ) (The Netherlands) - Independent Government Organisation

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Society of University Hospitals of the Netherlands (The Netherlands)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Results in:
1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=15681104
2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=16280442
3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=16618452

Publication citations

  1. Kruizenga HM, Seidell JC, de Vet HC, Wierdsma NJ, van Bokhorst-de van der Schueren MA, Development and validation of a hospital screening tool for malnutrition: the short nutritional assessment questionnaire (SNAQ)., Clin Nutr, 2005, 24, 1, 75-82, doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2004.07.015.

  2. Kruizenga HM, Van Tulder MW, Seidell JC, Thijs A, Ader HJ, Van Bokhorst-de van der Schueren MA, Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of early screening and treatment of malnourished patients., Am. J. Clin. Nutr., 2005, 82, 5, 1082-1089.

  3. Kruizenga HM, de Jonge P, Seidell JC, Neelemaat F, van Bodegraven AA, Wierdsma NJ, van Bokhorst-de van der Schueren MA, Are malnourished patients complex patients? Health status and care complexity of malnourished patients detected by the Short Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire (SNAQ)., Eur. J. Intern. Med., 2006, 17, 3, 189-194, doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2005.11.019.

Additional files

Editorial Notes