Prolonged length of stay and reduced functional improvement rate in malnourished stroke rehabilitation patients.

@article{Finestone1996ProlongedLO,
  title={Prolonged length of stay and reduced functional improvement rate in malnourished stroke rehabilitation patients.},
  author={Hillel Finestone and Linda S Greene-Finestone and Einor Wilson and Robert William Teasell},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1996},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={340-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine associations between the nutritional status of inpatient rehabilitation (rehab) unit stroke patients and (1) length of stay (LOS) and (2) functional outcome using Modified Barthel Index (MBI). Secondary objective-to determine whether hypoalbuminemia was equally related to outcome measures. A priori hypothesis-LOS and MRI are adversely related to malnutrition. DESIGN inception cohort study. SETTING Tertiary care center. PATIENTS 49 consecutive "middle-band" patients… CONTINUE READING

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