Creatinine Height Index in Elderly


evaluation of the efficacy of two different age adjusted calculations of CHI compared to other nutritional indicators in the elderly medical patients upon hospital admission.

Full Title of Study: “Age- Adjusted Measurements of Creatinine Height Index for Diagnosing Malnutrition in Elderly Medical Patients at Hospital Admission”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
  • Study Primary Completion Date: May 1, 2018

Detailed Description

Cross sectional study involving one hundred hospitalized elderly (>60 years), Anthropometric measurements, Mini- nutritional assessment, Hand Grip strength, CBC, total protein, albumin, total cholesterol, triglyceride, and 24 hour urinary creatinine excretion were measured within 24 hours of hospital admission calculation of CHI using 2 age adjusted modification was done accuracy of each measurement in detecting malnutrition was evaluated


  • Diagnostic Test: 24 hour urine creatinine excretion
    • two age corrected calculations of creatinine height index were obtained

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Elderly Medical Patients at hospital admission

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • accuracy of creatinine height index in Elderly
    • Time Frame: within 24 hours of hospital admission
    • evaluate the test performance of the two age adjusted calculations of creatinine height index for detecting malnutrition in elderly patients at hospital admission

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • medical elderly patients (>60 years)
  • within 24 hours of hospital admission

Exclusion Criteria

  • sepsis
  • fever
  • malignancy
  • liver cirrhosis
  • renal impairment
  • critically ill patients
  • those with any hemodynamic instability were excluded from the study
  • patients receiving diuretics
  • patients can't stand to obtain their weight and height
  • those can't collect 24 hour urine
  • the patients refused to participate in the study

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 60 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Ain Shams University
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Doha Rasheedy, Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine – Ain Shams University
  • Overall Official(s)
    • DOHA RASHEEDY, MD, Principal Investigator, Ain Shams University

Clinical trials entries are delivered from the US National Institutes of Health and are not reviewed separately by this site. Please see the identifier information above for retrieving further details from the government database.

At, we keep tabs on over 200,000 clinical trials in the US and abroad, using medical data supplied directly by the US National Institutes of Health. Please see the About and Contact page for details.