Correlation Between Nutritional Status at Admission and Length of Stay in Child Patient

Anita Maria Ulfa, Dessie Wanda

Abstract

Objective: Nutrition problem acquired in hospital effect to the healing process. Nutrition need to recovery.

Methods: This research used 138 respondent age between 1 month and 18 years old. Study Cross-sectional and retrospective. Patients with organomegaly, fluid retention, dehydration, and turn out of the hospital by request exclude respondent. Nutritional status measured by weight for height (≤ 5 years old) and body mass index (BMI) for age (>5 years old).

Results: Statistic test between nutritional status at admission and length of stay is 0,689 for BB/TB and 0,869 for IMT/U. There is no correlation between nutritional status at admission and length of stay (P value > α).

Conclusion: Nutrition screening at admission important to support giving early treatment and increasing recovery.

Keywords: Dehydration; malnutrition; nutritional status; organomegaly

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