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Table 2 Patient nutrition assessment information

From: Enhanced protein-energy provision via the enteral route in critically ill patients: a single center feasibility trial of the PEP uP protocol

  Before
(n = 20)
After
(n = 30)
P-value
Height 0.34
Mean ± SD 1.7 ± 0.1 1.7 ± 0.1  
Weight 0.92
Mean ± SD 79.3 ± 26.8 81.8 ± 27.3  
Body Mass Index (kg|m2) 0.75
Mean ± SD 26.9 ± 6.7 29.5 ± 11.2  
Weight used in calculation of nutrition prescription 0.001
Actual Body Weight (ABW) 10 (50.0%) 21 (70.0%)  
Estimated 7 (35.0%) 5(16.7%)  
Adjusted by 25% (ABW × 0.25 + Ideal body weight) 1 (5.0%) 4 (13.3%)  
No assessment completed 1 (5.0%) 0  
Other, please specify 1 (5.0%) 0  
Method used to calculate energy requirement 0.29
Ireton-Jones Equation 17 (85.0%) 29 (96.7%)  
Weight based: 30-35 Kcal/Kg 1 (5.0%) 1 (3.3%)  
Other, please specify 2 (10.0%) 0  
Prescribed energy intake (kcals) 0.19
Mean ± SD 1983.8 ± 504.1 1831.2 ± 293.3  
Prescribed protein intake (g) 0.29
Mean ± SD 88.6 ± 20.2 83.2 ± 13.4  
Prescribed energy intake by weight (kcals|kg) 0.18
Mean ± SD 26.4 ± 6.6 24.0 ± 5.9  
Prescribed protein intake by weight (g|kg) 0.13
Mean ± SD 1.2 ± 0.4 1.1 ± 0.2  
  1. Variable pertinent to the nutritional assessment of study patients. SD, standard deviation; ABW, actual body weight; IBW, Ideal body weight