What is the benefit of nutrition care provided by a Registered Dietitian for Spinal Cord Injury patients in the acute care, rehabilitation, and community settings?
Studies suggest that nutrition care provided by a Registered Dietitian as part of a multidisciplinary team results in improved SCI patient nutrition-related outcomes in the acute care, rehabilitation, and community settings. SCI patients experienced improvements in nutrient deficiencies, nutrition problems associated with social isolation and mobility issues, overweight and obesity, bowel management, swallowing, and nutrition-related chronic diseases. Additional research is needed to further define the benefits of nutrition care and the role of the Registered Dietitian for SCI patients.
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
- High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
- Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
- Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
- Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
- Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.