Community Oral Nutrition Support Trial | Completed
Community Oral Nutrition Support Trial

Trial Source

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Health Conditions
  • Malnutrition
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Primary Contact Details
Recruitment Status
Primary Trial ID Number
The purpose of this study is to determine the best form of dietary intervention to undernourished elderly individuals in care homes. The research aims to test the null hypothesis that there is no difference between oral nutritional supplements and dietary advice as the first line treatment for malnutrition.
Research Details
  • A prospective, randomised, parallel, open-label trial, study in malnourished care home residents, without obvious dementia, to compare the effects of two common forms of nutritional support; dietary advice (DA) and oral nutritional supplements (ONS), on quality of life (QoL) and other outcomes including weight, nutritional intake and appetite. The residents were randomised to receive either DA provided by a dietitian or ONS for a period of 12 weeks. The primary outcome measure was QoL and the secondary outcome measure was dietary intake.
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Type
Behavioral : Dietary Advice, Dietary Supplement : Oral Nutritional Supplements (Fortisip)

Study Arm Groups : Dietary Advice, Oral Nutritional Supplements

Intervention Type
See Interventions above
Primary Outcome Measures
  • The primary outcome measure is Quality of Life; 6 months
Secondary Outcome Measures
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Result Reports
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Age Range
50 Years - N/A
Who Can Participate
Number of Participants
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Participant Inclusion Criteria
  • Inclusion Criteria:
  • - Male or female
  • - Age > 50 years
  • - At risk of malnutrition
  • - Competent to provide written informed consent and to answer questions
  • - Able to eat and drink
  • - Willingness to take part in the trial and to follow the trial protocol
  • Exclusion Criteria:
  • - Requirement for tube or parenteral nutrition
  • - Galactosemia
  • - Receiving current oral nutritional supplementation
  • - Palliative care
  • - Chronic renal disease requiring dialysis
  • - Liver failure
  • - Malignancy
  • - Participation in other studies
Participant Exclusion Criteria
This is in the inclusion criteria above
Trial Location(s)
Southampton General Hospital
Trial Contact(s)
Primary Trial Contact
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Other Trial Contacts
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Countries Recruiting
United Kingdom
Scientific Title
A Randomised Trial of Oral Nutritional Supplements Versus Dietary Advice on Clinical Nutrition in the Community.
EudraCT Number
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Other Study ID Numbers
University of Southampton
Key Dates

Recruitment Start Date

Aug 2007

Recruitment End Date

Mar 2010

Trial Start Date
Date Not Available
Trial End Date
Date Not Available
Date Assigned

10 Aug 2007

Last Updated

10 Sep 2015