Sarah E Forster

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BACKGROUND Undenutrition is known to be prevalent and largely unrecognised in older patients; however, aberrations in indicators of nutritional status may simply reflect effects of age and/or functional disability. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to measure the effect, if any of age on nutritional status in older patients. DESIGN 445 randomly(More)
BACKGROUND The success of a human intervention trial depends upon the ability to recruit eligible volunteers. Many trials fail because of unrealistic recruitment targets and flawed recruitment strategies. In order to predict recruitment rates accurately, researchers need information on the relative success of various recruitment strategies. Few published(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure energy expenditure of acutely ill elderly patients in hospital and following discharge in the community. DESIGN Sixty-three consecutive hospitalised acutely ill elderly patients were recruited. Eight patients were studied to assess the reliability of the Delta Tract Machine as a measure of energy expenditure; 35 patients had their(More)
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