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Malnutrition and dehydration after stroke

Rowat, Anne M


Anne M Rowat


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


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

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2011-08
Deposit Date Mar 12, 2012
Print ISSN 0029-6570
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Pages 42-46
Keywords Stroke; malnutrition; dehydration; aftercare; feeding strategies;
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