philpan1c

PhilSPEN Online Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Back to Abstracts List

Submitted Abstracts

PENSA 2017 Congress

Submitted: August 11, 2017

Abstract ID = 64 | Classification: (4) - Disease specific nutrition issues

Title: Eating Difficulties, Adherence to Dietary Prescription and Quality of Life Among Stroke Patients

Author(s): Bitera, M., Factoriza, O., Macatigos, E.

Institution where study was conducted: University of Perpetual Help System Laguna

Keywords: dietary prescriptions, eating difficulties, stroke

Background: Nutrition promotes healthy living and good quality of life. Stroke patients were found to be suffering in physical disabilities and low quality of life.

Objectives: This study demonstrates the importance of knowing the eating difficulties, adherence to dietary prescription and quality of life among stroke patients. To determine the eating difficulties, adherence to dietary prescription and quality of life among stroke patients.

Methods: Thirty stroke patients submitted themselves for the study. Data on eating difficulties, adherence to dietary prescription and quality of life among stroke patients were gathered.

Results: The respondents often adhere to their dietary prescriptions and they often experienced quality of life. Eating difficulties were found to have a significant relationship to quality of life which means that those with eating difficulties experienced low quality of life. On the other hand, there is no significant relationship between the respondents’ adherence to dietary prescription and quality of life, stroke patients managed to comply with the dietary prescriptions.

Conclusion: An emphasis to diets specifically high in folate and high in lean meat are recommended as for the respondents have a low adherence to these dietary prescriptions. A nutrition education for stressing the importance of adhering to the dietary prescription for stroke patients is also necessary to prevent complications and its recurrence and be able to enjoy quality of life.

Email: odeinejf@gmail.com

Top