Priority 12 Stroke Prevention, Diagnosis, Pre-hospital and Hospital Care

UNCERTAINTY: What effect does diet have on short and long-term outcomes for stroke survivors?  (JLA PSP Priority 12)
Overall ranking 12
JLA question ID 0106/12a
Explanatory note

Diet in stroke recovery is a common and complex question that patients ask consultants, who have no current answer (from workshop discussions).

Original submissions behind this question cover issues such as the role of cholesterol, fats and supplements, as well as the impact and timing of nutritional support on recovery for stroke survivors. There are no high quality evidence reviews on the effect of diet on outcomes in stroke. Therefore evidence is required for clinical guidelines to appropriately address this very important area of care, of necessity to everyday living.


Health Research Classification System category Stroke
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What are the nutritional needs of younger stroke patients? Currently there are predictive equations to estimate the needs for patients post stroke over 65 years of age. Indirect calorimetry.  ~ Is there anything I should be eating on a regular basis to aid recovery? ~  What nutrition is best for people affected by stroke? ~  The relationship between early nutritional management and patient fitness to engage in rehabilitation in the acute setting. 
Submitted by Stroke Survivor x 6, Health/social care professional x 8, Research Recommendations x 1, Not stated x 1, Carer x 2
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0106
PSP name Stroke prevention, diagnosis, pre-hospital and hospital care
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 93  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 30th April 2021