Hip Fracture Patients in Geriatric Rehabilitation Show Poor Nutritional Status, Dietary Intake and Muscle Health

Inge Groenendijk*, Charlotte S. Kramer, Laura M. den Boeft, Hans S. M. Hobbelen, Gert-Jan van der Putten, Lisette C. P. G. M. de Groot

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to gain insight into the nutritional status, dietary intake and muscle health of older Dutch hip fracture patients to prevent recurrent fractures and to underpin rehabilitation programs. This cross-sectional study enrolled 40 hip fracture patients (mean +/- SD age 82 +/- 8.0 years) from geriatric rehabilitation wards of two nursing homes in the Netherlands. Assessments included nutritional status (Mini Nutritional Assessment), dietary intake on three non-consecutive days which were compared with Dietary Reference Intake values, and handgrip strength. Muscle mass was measured using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis and ultrasound scans of the rectus femoris. Malnutrition or risk of malnutrition was present in 73% of participants. Mean energy, protein, fibre and polyunsaturated fat intakes were significantly below the recommendations, while saturated fat was significantly above the UL. Protein intake was

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number2528
    Number of pages13
    JournalNutrients
    Volume12
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep-2020

    Keywords

    • hip fracture
    • geriatric rehabilitation
    • nutritional status
    • dietary intake
    • muscle
    • handgrip strength
    • protein
    • energy
    • BIOELECTRICAL-IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS
    • PROTEIN-INTAKE
    • ELDERLY-PATIENTS
    • SKELETAL-MUSCLE
    • OLDER-ADULTS
    • COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT
    • BODY-COMPOSITION
    • JAPANESE MEN
    • VITAMIN-D
    • BED REST

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