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Registration number
Ethics application status
Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated

Titles & IDs
Public title
Malnutrition Clinical Characteristics Validation Study
Scientific title
Malnutrition Clinical Characteristics Validation Study
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Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Malnutrition 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Diet and Nutrition 0 0 0 0
Other diet and nutrition disorders

Study type
Observational [Patient Registry]
Patient registry
Target follow-up duration
Target follow-up type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Number of participants diagnosed with and without malnutrition using the MCC.
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30-days post-discharge
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
30-day readmission rate among study participants
Timepoint [1] 0 0
Within 90 days after data collection is complete

Key inclusion criteria
- Patient on inpatient dietitian consult list

- Able to speak English to answer questions

- Ability to provide informed consent (or provided by family member)

- Expected remaining admission time > 24 hours (determined by no mention of pending
discharge in physicians notes)

- Age = 18 years
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
- Seen previously by Registered Dietitian during current admission

- Patient on hospice or palliative care, in a psychiatric, maternity, pediatric or day
surgery area, or in dedicated trauma or burn unit.

- Life expectancy <7 days per physician note or Registered Dietitian (RD) judgment

- Participated in the study during a previous admission

Study design
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
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Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
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Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
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Princess Alexandra Hospital - Brisbane
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
4102 - Brisbane
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 0 0
United States of America
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Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Other collaborator category [1] 0 0
Name [1] 0 0
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Brief summary
Malnutrition (under-nutrition) occurs in approximately 30% of hospitalized adults worldwide
and results in poor outcomes. However there is no universal method for diagnosing
malnutrition. A group of experts created a set of 6 characteristics to identify malnutrition.
The goal of this project is to determine whether these characteristics are the best
indicators to identify malnutrition or if there are other factors that may better identify
malnutrition. Because there is no gold standard definition for malnutrition, the
investigators will compare the characteristics against outcomes such as length of stay,
hospital readmission and death. Outcomes are also influenced by disease state, therefore,
information on what brought the patient to the hospital and what happened to them in the
hospital will be collected that allows the investigators to separate the effect of
malnutrition from disease. The hypothesis for this study is that the malnutrition clinical
characteristics and diagnosis criteria, as presented by the experts, are valid and reliable
principles for the diagnosis of adult under-nutrition.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
White JV, Guenter P, Jensen G, Malone A, Schofield M; Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Malnutrition Work Group; A.S.P.E.N. Malnutrition Task Force; A.S.P.E.N. Board of Directors. Consensus statement of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: characteristics recommended for the identification and documentation of adult malnutrition (undernutrition). J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 May;112(5):730-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.03.012. Epub 2012 Apr 25. Erratum in: J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Nov;112(11):1899. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 Mar;117(3):480.
Public notes

Principal investigator
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Alison Steiber
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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Phone 0 0
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Contact person for public queries
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Summary results
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