Nutrition and Medication management in home-dwelling older adults

Malnutrition is common in older adults.The etiology is complex and include unintended medication effects. An increasing number elderly with impaired health live in their own homes, supported by home nursing service and followed-ups from a General Practitioner (GP). Good nutritional status and proper drug treatment can help the older adults to live longer in their own homes, maintaining independence and dignity and reducing the nees for space in nursing homes.

The purpose of this study is to investigate the prevalence of malnutrition in older adults (70 years+), who receives home nursing service in two municipalities, and to explore possible associations between their nutritional status  and ongoing drug treatment. Further we will recruit those who are malnourished or at nutritional risk to participate in an interventional follow-up study.

The project consist of two sub-studies:

I. Mapping the nutritional status and medication use of older adults in two municipalities. A cross-sectional study.

II. In older adults, who are malnourished or at nutritional risk, investigate the effect of a composite intervention with an individual nutritional plan and medication review. A pragmatic clinical controlled study.

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TSD

  • p282-marif

Biobank

  • Nei

Godkjenninger

NSD - Ja 3 filer

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Prosjektleder / prosjektansvarlig ved UiO

Jørund Straand

Ansvarlig enhet

Avdeling for allmennmedisin

Forskere

Prosjekttype

  • Ph.d.-prosjekt

Helsefaglig forskning

  • Ja

Personopplysninger

  • Ja

Tidsperiode

  • Start: mai 2017
  • Slutt: juni 2023