Assessment and nutrition education in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Assessment and nutrition education in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Author Almeida, Claudinea dos Santos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Stanich, Patricia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Salvioni, Cristina Cleide dos Santos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Diccini, Solange Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Neurological patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) often deteriorate to a worsening nutritional status. The aim of this study was to compare the nutritional status and food intake after nutrition education in patients with ALS. Clinical, anthropometric and functional variables were analyzed. Fifty-three patients were monitored at an early stage of the disease. The average score on the functionality scale was 33 points. Initially only 3.8% were classified as low body weight. After three months, 50% showed significant variation in anthropometric measures related to muscle mass and body fat reserves without association with clinical variables. After nutritional guidance, there was an increase in the intake of all food groups, especially the dairy group (p < 0.05). The change of the nutritional status occurs early in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, even in those previously eutrophic or over weight. There was an increase in food intake after nutritional guidance according to the food guide adapted to the Brazilian population.
Keywords amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
continuing education
body composition
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Language English
Date 2016
Published in Arquivos De Neuro-Psiquiatria. Sao Paulo Sp, v. 74, n. 11, p. 902-908, 2016.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria
Extent 902-908
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0004-282X20160145
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000388579300009
SciELO ID S0004-282X2016001100902 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/56818

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