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J Nutr Health. 2018 Apr;51(2):132-139. Korean.
Published online April 30, 2018.
© 2018 The Korean Nutrition Society
A comparison of nutritional status by intensive nutritional support in enteral nutrition patients
Bo-Hee Kim,1,2 Hyesook Kim,3 and Oran Kwon1,3
1Department of Clinical Nutrition Science, The Graduate School of Clinical Health Sciences, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 03760, Korea.
2Department of Clinical Nutrition, St. Paul's Hospital, The Catholic University, Seoul 02559, Korea.
3Department of Nutritional Science and Food Management, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 03760, Korea.

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Received January 17, 2018; Revised February 04, 2018; Accepted February 26, 2018.

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The aim of this study was to determine the effects of nutritional intervention focused on a Nutrition Support Team (NST) in patients receiving enteral nutrition (EN) in general hospital wards.


The electronic medical records of 95 adult patients admitted in C university hospital and received EN supply for more than 3 days at a general ward were analyzed retrospectively. The subjects were classified into the intervention group (n = 40) and non-intervention group (n = 55).


The calorie support rate (%) and protein support rate (%) increased significantly only in the intervention group after 2 weeks compared to the rate upon admission. The serum albumin levels increased in the intervention group after 2 weeks compared to the levels at admission, but decreased in the non-intervention group. The glucose levels decreased only in the intervention group compared to that at admission.


The nutritional status of the patients was improved by the proper planning of nutrition management from the beginning of hospitalization and systematically managing the nutrition intervention of the NST.

Keywords: enteral nutrition; nutrition support team; nutrition intervention; nutrition screening score


Table 1
General characteristics of patients (n = 95)
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Table 2
Nutrition screening and nutrition status of patients (n = 95)
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Table 3
Nutrition screening score and nutritional index of patients at admission and after 2 weeks (n = 95)
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Table 4
Laboratory data of patients at admission and after 2 weeks
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