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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Malnutrition
and you are
over 65
years old
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The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Malnutrition is a frequent problem in persons older than 65 years: the prevalence of malnutrition can reach 25 to 29% in persons living at home who require help, figures vary between 19 and 38% for those living in institutions, and finally, the prevalence of malnutrition in hospitalized elderly patients can reach 30 to 90%. A few studies have attempted to explain modifications in attitudes, behaviour, the frequency of meals or nutritional status in the elderly by a fall in chemosensory sensitivity The aim of this project is to test the hypothesis that perhaps it is not as much the capacity to perceive a smell or a taste that affects eating behaviour in the elderly as their ability to distinguish between smells or tastes on the one hand (perceptual processing), and their ability to correctly interpret a chemosensory signal on the other (cognitive processing).

Provided treatments

  • Other: smell and taste tests

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02873858. The sponsor of the trial is Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon and it is looking for 611 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Elucidation of Sensory Characteristics and Food Preferences in the Elderly