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​From Evidence to Clinical Practice: Positive Effect of Implementing a Protein-Enriched Hospital Menu in Conjunction With Individualized Dietary Counseling

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate if a protein-enriched menu in conjunction with individualized dietary counseling would increase energy and protein intake in hospitalized patients at nutrition risk compared with providing the protein-enriched menu as a stand-alone intervention. 

Method: Data from medical and surgical hospitalized patients were prospectively collected and compared with a historical intervention group (HIG). Primary outcome was the number of patients achieving >75% of energy and protein requirements.

Secondary outcomes included mean energy and protein intake (adjusted for body weight [ABW]), readmission rate, and the number of patients with a baseline intake 75% of energy requirements (P = .04); 90% in the IG vs 66% in the HIG reached >75% of protein requirements (p =
The IG had a significantly higher mean intake of energy and protein compared with the HIG: ABW, 31 kcal kg−1 vs 25 kcal kg−1 (P < .01)="" and="" 1.2="" g="" protein="" kg−1="" vs="" 0.9="" g="" protein="" kg−1="" (p="">< .001).="" more="" than="" 85%="" of="" the="" patients="" with="" a="" baseline="">

Conclusion:

Providing a protein-enriched menu in conjunction with individualized dietary counseling significantly increased protein and energy intake
in hospitalized patients at nutrition risk.


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