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Factors Associated with Weight Change in Older Adults Throughout Acute Hospitalization

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dc.contributor.advisor Keller, Heather
dc.contributor.advisor Randall Simpson, Janis
dc.contributor.author Kolarczyk, Katerina
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-15T15:03:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-26T05:00:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-08
dc.date.created 2013-06-26
dc.date.issued 2013-08-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/7367
dc.description.abstract Multivariable modeling was performed using data from the Nutrition Care in Canadian Hospitals Study, identifying factors independently associated with weight change, and specifically weight loss, prior to, during, and following acute hospitalization in older patients (≥65y, n=503). Male gender (OR=1.83, 95% CI 1.23-2.73) and oral nutrition supplement use (OR=2.1, 95% CI 1.31-3.36) were associated with self-reported weight loss (n=445, R2=0.06). Higher BMI (β=-0.2, p=0.001), occurrence of adverse events (β=-0.15, p=0.008), mean intake <75% of meals during admission (β=-0.19, p=0.001), and antibiotic use during admission (β=-0.11, p=0.049) were significantly associated with weight loss during admission (n=290, R2=0.14). Post hospital weight loss was associated with a poor self-reported appetite at follow-up (OR=3.82, 95% CI 2.1-6.97), eating with others never or rarely (OR=2.48, 95% CI 1.31-4.69), and having been admitted to a surgical ward (OR=1.86, 95% CI 1.03-3.35) (n=279, R2=0.16). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject malnutrition en_US
dc.subject elderly en_US
dc.subject older adults en_US
dc.subject hospital en_US
dc.subject weight change en_US
dc.subject weight loss en_US
dc.title Factors Associated with Weight Change in Older Adults Throughout Acute Hospitalization en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
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