ORIGINAL ARTICLEMini Nutritional Assessment Score and Visceral Proteins as Potential Predictors of Pressure Injuries in Home Care Patients With StrokeYurt, Nur Simsek MD; Cubukcu, Mahcube MD Author Information Department of Family Medicine, Samsun University Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Ilkadim, Samsun, Turkey. Correspondence: Nur Simsek Yurt, MD, Department of Family Medicine, Samsun University Samsun Training and Research Hospital, No. 199 Ilkadim, Samsun 55019, Turkey ([email protected]). The authors' contributions are as follows: Nur Simsek Yurt: protocol/project development, data collection, data analysis, writing/editing, and management. Mahcube Cubukcu: protocol/project development, data collection, and manuscript reviewing. Both the authors approved the final version of the manuscript to be submitted. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: October/December 2022 - Volume 37 - Issue 4 - p 305-313 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000298 Buy Metrics Abstract This study aimed to determine the presence of pressure injuries and their severity based on Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) score and visceral protein levels in stroke patients receiving home care services. A case-control study was conducted in a case group with pressure injury (n = 54) and in a control group with no pressure injury (n = 54). The MNA scores and serum albumin and prealbumin values were significantly lower in the case group than in the control group (P < .001). There were also significant differences according to the pressure injury stages. Lower MNA score and low levels of serum albumin and prealbumin are associated with the presence of pressure injuries and increased severity of pressure injuries. © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.