The Impact of Oligosaccharide Intake on a Change in Fecal Conditions: Based on a Survey on Defecation Habits of Nursing Students

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Presentation
Title:
The Impact of Oligosaccharide Intake on a Change in Fecal Conditions: Based on a Survey on Defecation Habits of Nursing Students
Abstract:
The Impact of Oligosaccharide Intake on a Change in Fecal Conditions: Based on a Survey on Defecation Habits of Nursing Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Fujiwara, Naoko, RN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Hyogo University
Title:Lecturer
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] [OBJECTIVE] Since ancient times Japanese people have shown a strong concern over contagious diseases and learned about diarrhea with fear.  However, we tend to underestimate the risk of constipation and have yet to manage it properly.  Thus this study examined the defecation habits, an indicator of health conditions, and the impact of oligosaccharide intake on the improvement of bowel movements. [SUBJECT] Six female nursing students in their twenties with a tendency for constipation [METHOD]The subjects' defecation habits and changes in their stool conditions (i.e. form, color, smell and pH) after oligosaccharide intake were examined by interviewing them and filling in an observation sheet prepared by the author.  SPSS15 software was used for statistical analyses with a significance level of 5 %.  The principal components and corresponding variations were analyzed. [RESULTS AND DISCUSSION]The scores were significantly higher in stools after the intake and clear differences were observed in feces before and after consuming oligosaccharide.  Meanwhile, the results of the individual test of the subjects on the impact of oligosaccharide intake on their fecal conditions showed a significant difference (p<0.05) between before and after the intake.  This indicates that the consumed oligosaccharide improved their stool conditions.  In the interviews, four out of six subjects answered that they had experienced constipation and physical disorders accompanying it.  The positive effects of the improved bowel movements by oligosaccharide intake, as well as the alleviation of physical and mental sufferings and the daily observation of defecation for this survey, seemed to have raised their concern about bowel movement and health.  The results of this test suggested that the improved stool conditions through the intake of oligosaccharide and the observation-based self-checking of stool conditions might contributes to earlier detection of illnesses and the establishment of healthier lifestyles.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Impact of Oligosaccharide Intake on a Change in Fecal Conditions: Based on a Survey on Defecation Habits of Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150502-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Impact of Oligosaccharide Intake on a Change in Fecal Conditions: Based on a Survey on Defecation Habits of Nursing Students</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fujiwara, Naoko, RN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hyogo University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fujiwara@hyogo-dai.ac.jp</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] [OBJECTIVE] Since ancient times Japanese people have shown a strong concern over contagious diseases and learned about diarrhea with fear.&nbsp; However, we tend to underestimate the risk of constipation and have yet to manage it properly. &nbsp;Thus this study examined the defecation habits, an indicator of health conditions, and the impact of oligosaccharide intake on the improvement of bowel movements. [SUBJECT] Six female nursing students in their twenties with a tendency for constipation [METHOD]The subjects' defecation habits and changes in their stool conditions (i.e. form, color, smell and pH) after oligosaccharide intake were examined by interviewing them and filling in an observation sheet prepared by the author. &nbsp;SPSS15 software was used for statistical analyses with a significance level of 5 %.&nbsp; The principal components and corresponding variations were analyzed. [RESULTS AND DISCUSSION]The scores were significantly higher in stools after the intake and clear differences were observed in feces before and after consuming oligosaccharide.&nbsp; Meanwhile, the results of the individual test of the subjects on the impact of oligosaccharide intake on their fecal conditions showed a significant difference (p&lt;0.05) between before and after the intake.&nbsp; This indicates that the consumed oligosaccharide improved their stool conditions. &nbsp;In the interviews, four out of six subjects answered that they had experienced constipation and physical disorders accompanying it. &nbsp;The positive effects of the improved bowel movements by oligosaccharide intake, as well as the alleviation of physical and mental sufferings and the daily observation of defecation for this survey, seemed to have raised their concern about bowel movement and health.&nbsp; The results of this test suggested that the improved stool conditions through the intake of oligosaccharide and the observation-based self-checking of stool conditions might contributes to earlier detection of illnesses and the establishment of healthier lifestyles.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:34:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:34:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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