Interventions for preventing or treating malnutrition in problem drinkers who are homeless or vulnerably housed: protocol for a systematic review

WestGeneric Health Relevance
Start Date: 1 Feb 2015


Problem alcohol drinking can lead to malnutrition, which is associated with complications such as alcohol-related brain damage. Malnutrition is exacerbated in the homeless or vulnerably housed. This review should help to inform the implementation of effective interventions in the community. Nutrition guidance for problem drinkers may be unsuitable for homeless people with little money or equipment to store or cook food.

Program objective 

To assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions for preventing or correcttng micronutrient deficiencies and other forms of malnutriyion and related comorbidities in problem drinkers who are homeless or vulnerably housed.

Helen Thorley