Little is known about the energy demands of stroke patients in the rehabilitation phase, information essential to appropriate clinical and nutritional management. The aims of this study were to determine the resting energy expenditure (REE) of stroke patients in the rehabilitation phase, and to evaluate whether estimation of REE from the Harris-Benedict equation (HBE) requires the addition of a "stress factor" to capture possible additional REE imposed by stroke. We measured REE with a portable calorimeter Metavines ® and compared it with basal energy expenditure (BEE) calculated with HBE of Japanese in 51 stroke patients admitted to a rehabilitation ward. As a result, mean REE/BEE (%) were 105± 12%. The REE of stroke patients was 5% higher than that predicted with HBE.This information would be useful to plan appropriate nutritional management.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IRYO - Japanese Journal of National Medical Services|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Jun 1|
- Harris-Benedict equation
- Resting energy expenditure
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