Appetite predicts intake and nutritional status in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis

Young, Valerie, Balaam, Sarah, Orazio, Linda, Bates, Annerley, Badve, Sunil V., Johnson, David W. and Campbell, Katrina L. (2016) Appetite predicts intake and nutritional status in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis. Journal of Renal Care, 42 2: 123-131. doi:10.1111/jorc.12156

Author Young, Valerie
Balaam, Sarah
Orazio, Linda
Bates, Annerley
Badve, Sunil V.
Johnson, David W.
Campbell, Katrina L.
Title Appetite predicts intake and nutritional status in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis
Journal name Journal of Renal Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1755-6686
Publication date 2016-06-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/jorc.12156
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 42
Issue 2
Start page 123
End page 131
Total pages 9
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Sub-optimal nutrition status is common amongst patients receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) and leads to poor clinical outcome. This population experiences multi-factorial challenges to achieving optimal nutritional status, particularly driven by inadequate intake.

Objectives: The aim of this investigation was to identify factors associated with inadequate protein intake and sub-optimal nutritional status in patients undergoing PD.

Design/Participants: This was a cross-sectional study of 67 adult patients receiving PD (mean age 59±14 years; 57% male) within a single centre. Participants were consecutively recruited and interviewed by renal dietitians, collecting: Subjective Global Assessment (SGA); quality of life (using EQ-5D); dietary intake (via dietary interview); and appetite (using Appetite and Diet Assessment Tool). Participant demographics were obtained via survey or medical charts. Main outcome measures were inadequate dietary protein intake (<1.1g/kg adjusted body weight/day) and malnutrition (as defined by SGA rating B or C).

Results: Overall, 15 (22%) patients were malnourished and 29 (43%) had inadequate protein intake. Poor appetite (anorexia) was reported in 62% (18/29) of participants with inadequate protein malnourished patients reported anorexia versus 12 (23%) of the well-nourished patients (p=0.0001).

Conclusion: Anorexia was a key risk factor for inadequate protein intake and malnutrition in patients undergoing PD. These findings highlight a need to closely monitor patients with appetite disturbances.
Keyword Anorexia
Peritoneal dialysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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