DP 3 - MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY FOR COVID-19 INPATIENTS Fadhlina Abd Samad

Basmawati B, Fadhlina AS, Nurul Farahanie Izzaty R, Siti Sarah Zakirah J, Norazizah M, Noor Zarirah J, Lydianis B, Sarah Khalilah K

 

Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar, Seremban

 

Objective

The study aims to identify nutritional status and diet intake of Covid-19 inpatients and to determine efficacy of method in delivering Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and intervention done by dietitian.

 

Methodology

An observational retrospective study which using convenience sampling for study population, which includes all records of the patients that fulfill the criteria. 30 Nutrition Care Process (NCP) records of Covid-19 patients warded in HTJS during Covid-19 pandemic from April 2020 to May 2020 were included.

 

Results & Discussion

Among 30 of Covid-19 subjects, there were 16 (53.3%) subjects given with Full Covid High Protein Diet, 3.3% (1) subject indented with Full Covid High Protein Diabetic Diet as well as Full 30 Normal Diet and Soft 30 Normal Diet each. About 36.7% (11) paediatric subjects given with Full Covid Paediatric Diet. Out of three assessment methods used, only 10% of subjects answered the questionnaire and another 90% via direct phone call due to subjects did not answered the questionnaire through google form after 48 hours of admission.

 

Conclusion

Dietitian approach in delivering MNT should incorporate and adapt with the current new norms as align with advance technology in providing remote or virtual MNT. This study also showed that MNT still needed due to NCD factors that can elevate the risk of mortality among Covid-19 patients.