A Dietitian-Led Healthy Lifestyle Education Package Improves Health Behaviours of Stroke Survivors

Stroke survivors bear a higher risk of recurrent cerebrovascular events.  Despite that, many fail to adhere to their targeted treatment goals.  To overcome this issue, a study was conducted in Malaysia to examine the effectiveness of early dietitian-led lifestyle modifications among stroke survivors.  It found that such treatment underpinned with behavioural change theories and family-member involvement was beneficial.  The study’s outcome variables consisted of blood pressure, body mass index, waist circumference, dietary intake, physical activity levels, smoking status, alcohol consumption, malnutrition risk, and health-related quality of life.


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