Last updated on June 2020

Nutritional Perihabilitation in Older Veterans Undergoing Surgery

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Abdominal Surgery | Nutritional Risk | Malnutrition
  • Age: Between 65 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elective abdominal surgery
  • upper GI
  • colorectal
  • hepatobiliary
  • pancreatic
  • intra-abdominal
  • Referred to the VA Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health Clinic
  • Able to record dietary intake or has a proxy who can record dietary intake

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Unwillingness to be randomized to either intervention arm, submit to study testing, or continuously participate in the intervention for six weeks
  • Living in skilled nursing facility
  • No access to telephone

Recruitment Status: Open

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