In Canada, more than 400 liver transplantation (LT) are performed every year. However, organ availability continues to be a major issue in LT, as the waiting time for a deceased liver donor ranges from months to years. In patients with end-stage liver disease waiting for LT, protein-energy malnutrition is the most common complication (> 80%) and one of the main risk factors for the onset and progression of sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass and function or quality). Previous clinical studies have shown that sarcopenia and malnutrition are associated with a prolonged hospital stay, increased mortality and higher rate of infections as well as a decrease in quality of life. Pre-operative malnutrition could also impact negatively on the post-transplant outcomes. Screening for the nutritional risk for patients waiting for LT is the first step to address adequate nutritional therapy. However, since the delay to receive a new liver could be long, following the patients longitudinally could help to detect the deterioration in nutritional status and muscle function at an advanced stage as well as to identify factors that could lead to this deterioration. Purpose: In patients with cirrhosis waiting for LT: 1) Assess longitudinal changes in nutritional risk, muscle function and quality of life. 2) Identify factors that could lead to deterioration of nutritional status, muscle function and quality of life. Method: Patients with end-stage liver disease waiting for LT at the CHUM were included. Muscle function (Chair Stand Test), nutritional risk (Liver Disease Undernutrition Screening Tool), and quality of life (SF-36) are assessed every 3 months prior to LT. Biochemical and anthropometric data, medications as well as complications are collected at each follow-up. Results: Currently, 36 patients awaiting LT have been included. The mean age is 51.3 ± 11,6 years. The most common etiology is alcohol (33 %). At enrollment, 86 % (31/36) of patients are at risk of malnutrition, which remain unchanged with follow-ups ranging to 18 months while on the LT waiting list. Among the 5 patients who were not at risk of malnutrition and enrollment, 60% were defined at risk with follow-ups. Based on the EWGSOP-2 diagnostic criteria, at enrollment, 73% (26/36) of patients had a low muscle strength with a mean score of 18,9s ± 7,8 s (vs 12,6 s in healthy patients; p < 0,001) which decreased with time while waiting for an LT. Regarding quality of life, the mean score of physical heath (44,6% ± 20,4) and mental health (53,5% ± 26,1) were below normal scores for healthy Canadian in the same age. The physical health score tended to further decrease over time. Conclusion: A majority of patients with cirrhosis placed on the LT list are at risk of malnutrition, have an impaired muscle function which decreases with time. Moreover, quality of life is impacted, and the physical health component tended to decrease with time.