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Relationships among Dietary Compliance, Nutritional Status and Stages of Disease in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis
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  • Journal title : Journal of muscle and joint health
  • Volume 22, Issue 3,  2015, pp.219-227
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Muscle and Joint Health
  • DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.219
 Title & Authors
Relationships among Dietary Compliance, Nutritional Status and Stages of Disease in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis
Yun, Mi-Jeong; Min, Hye Sook;
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the degree of dietary compliance, nutritional status, and stages of disease in patients with liver cirrhosis and to identify the relationships among those variables. Methods: This study used a cross-sectional design and conducted a survey of 100 patients who were treated at D-university hospital in Busan. For data analysis, descriptive statistics and Pearson's correlation coefficients were performed using SPSS/WINdow 20.0 program. Results: The mean score of dietary compliance was 3.50 in the a 5-point scale. Stage of disease was significantly correlated with dietary compliance (r=.20, p=.048), and protein as one of nutritional status (r=-.44, p<.001). Conclusion: These findings suggest that dietary compliance of patients with liver cirrhosis can have an influence on prognosis of disease. Therefore, patients should be encouraged to improve dietary compliance from the early stage of liver cirrhosis.
Dietary compliance;Nutritional status;Stage of disease;Liver cirrhosis;
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