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Malnutrition and dehydration after stroke.

  By identifying malnutrition and dehydration in patients who
have had a stroke, nurses can intervene to prevent significant
complications developing and so improve patient outcomes.
Poor intake of fluid and food may result from difficulties in
swallowing, as well as other physical and functional problems that
occur as a result of a stroke. The aim of this article is to encourage
nurses to identify the frequency and causes of malnutrition and
dehydration, to consider the complications this can cause and to
be aware of optimum feeding strategies for stroke patients

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  • Date:

    31 July 2011

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  • Publisher

    R C N Publishing Co.

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  • Library of Congress:

    RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    616.81 Stroke


Rowat, A. M. (2011). Malnutrition and dehydration after stroke. Nursing Standard. 26, 42-46. ISSN 0029-6570



Stroke; malnutrition; dehydration; aftercare; feeding strategies;

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