Nutritional improvement is associated with better functional outcome in stroke rehabilitation: A cross-sectional study using controlling nutritional status.

Nutritional improvement is associated with better functional outcome in stroke rehabilitation: A cross-sectional study using controlling nutritional status. J Rehabil Med. 2020 Feb 13;: Authors: Kishimoto H, Yodu A, Kohno Y, Oose H Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between changes in nutritional status and the functional outcome of adult post-stroke patients hospitalized for rehabilitation. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study Subjects: Post-stroke patients who were admitted to a convalescent rehabilitation ward. METHODS: On admission and discharge, the nutritional status of each subject was assessed using the "controlling nutritional status" system. Activities of daily living were assessed using the Functional Independence Measure (FIM). Patients were divided into 2 categories: (i) those whose nutritional status improved or remained normal during the rehabilitation; and (ii) all others. RESULTS: The median age of patients was 65.5 years. Although there were no significant differences between the 2 categories in most characteristics, the FIM efficiency was significantly higher (-0.230 in the improved category and 0.133 in the other; p 
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