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dc.contributor.authorHansen, Monica Christin
dc.contributor.authorUhrenfeldt, Lisbeth
dc.contributor.authorIngstad, Kari
dc.contributor.authorPedersen, Preben Ulrich
dc.description.abstractBackground Disease-related malnutrition after a hospital stay has major consequences for older adults, the health- care system and society. This study aims to develop and test the effectiveness of an educational video to prevent loss of health-related quality of life among live-at-home older adults after surgical treatment in a hospital. Method This randomised controlled trial will occur at a regional hospital in Norway. Participants will be live-at-home adults aged 65 years and older. They will be recruited from three different surgical departments after a surgical pro- cedure. Individuals with a body mass index below 24 and a home address in one of nine selected municipalities will be eligible for inclusion. Participants will be randomly assigned to either the intervention group or the control group. Those assigned to the intervention group will obtain access to a 6-min educational video 5 days after being dis- charged from the hospital. The control group will not obtain access to the video. The primary outcome will be health- related quality of life using the Norwegian Rand 36-Item Short Form Health Survey. Furthermore, we will measure body composition, number of readmissions and nutritional knowledge at inclusion and 3-month follow-up. Discussion This randomised controlled trial is expected to provide insight into whether an educational video can improve the nutritional status of older adults following a surgical procedure and discharge from the hospital. The find- ings will be useful for assessing how videos offering nutritional advice to older adults who have undergone a surgical procedure can improve their health-related quality of life, reduce loss of function, prevent readmission to hospital and reduce healthcare costs.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleEducational nutritional intervention to prevent loss of health-related quality of life among older adults after a surgical treatment: design of a randomised controlled trialen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US

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