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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/347141
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Best Practice Guideline
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
Prevention of Constipation in the Older Adult Population
Other Titles:
Prévention de la constipation chez les personnes âgées
Author(s):
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Abstract:

The purpose of this guideline is to reduce the frequency and severity of constipation among older adults through the use of adequate hydration and dietary fibre, regular consistent toileting and physical activity. Achieving and maintaining a pattern of normal bowel elimination will prevent constipation, decrease the use of laxatives, and improve the quality of life for older adults. There is no agreed upon definition of constipation in the clinical and research communities (Koch, Voderholzer, Klauser & MullerLissner,1997). Some authors maintain that defining constipation on the basis of symptoms is misguided (Probert, Emmett & Heaton, 1995).

Keywords:
constipation; older adults
MeSH:
Aged; Constipation--prevention & control; Nursing Practice, Evidence-Based; Evidence-Based Practice; Practice Guideline
Repository Posting Date:
25-Mar-2015
Date of Publication:
Nov-2011
Version of Published Work:
Publisher's Version
Citation:
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario. (2011, November). Prevention of constipation in the older adult population. (Rev. ed.) Toronto, ON: Author. Retrieve from: http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/347141
Publisher:
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
Series/Report no.:
Nursing Best Practice Guideline
Sponsors:
Government of Ontario

Full metadata record

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typeBest Practice Guidelineen
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachOtheren
dc.titlePrevention of Constipation in the Older Adult Populationen
dc.title.alternativePrévention de la constipation chez les personnes âgéesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRegistered Nurses' Association of Ontario-
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/347141-
dc.description.abstract<p>The purpose of this guideline is to reduce the frequency and severity of constipation among older adults through the use of adequate hydration and dietary fibre, regular consistent toileting and physical activity. Achieving and maintaining a pattern of normal bowel elimination will prevent constipation, decrease the use of laxatives, and improve the quality of life for older adults. There is no agreed upon definition of constipation in the clinical and research communities (Koch, Voderholzer, Klauser & MullerLissner,1997). Some authors maintain that defining constipation on the basis of symptoms is misguided (Probert, Emmett & Heaton, 1995).</p>en_GB
dc.subjectconstipationen_GB
dc.subjectolder adultsen_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshConstipation--prevention & controlen_US
dc.subject.meshNursing Practice, Evidence-Baseden_US
dc.subject.meshEvidence-Based Practiceen_US
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelineen_US
dc.date.available2015-03-25T20:22:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-11-
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-25T20:22:53Z-
dc.type.versionPublisher's Versionen
dc.identifier.citationRegistered Nurses' Association of Ontario. (2011, November). Prevention of constipation in the older adult population. (Rev. ed.) Toronto, ON: Author. Retrieve from: http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/347141en_GB
dc.publisherRegistered Nurses' Association of Ontarioen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNursing Best Practice Guidelineen_US
dc.identifier.isbn0920166547-
dc.description.sponsorshipGovernment of Ontarioen_US
dc.identifier.citationRegistered Nurses' Association of Ontario. (2011, November). Prevention of constipation in the older adult population. (Rev. ed.) Toronto, ON: Author. Retrieve from: http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/347141en_GB
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