Supporting patients in reducing postoperative constipation: fundamental nursing care - a quasi-experimental study.

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Summary of "Supporting patients in reducing postoperative constipation: fundamental nursing care - a quasi-experimental study."

The prevalence of constipation in the general population is 2-28%. Patients with constipation report symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, straining to defecate and general discomfort. Strategies for preventing constipation include laxatives, exercise and increased fluid and fibre intake, but life style adjustments, such as exercise, eating more fibres and drinking more fluids, were not considered a solution by older patients. Previous studies have shown that actively involving patients through individualised care and support increases patients' outcome.


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Name: Scandinavian journal of caring sciences
ISSN: 1471-6712


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