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Chronic constipation management for institutionalized older adults.

Abstract

Bran's effectiveness in reducing the need for bowel medication for intermediate care patients was examined at a VA medical center in New York. Twelve older men with chronic constipation and bowel medication use were matched and randomized to receive either bran treatment or usual care (controls). After baseline assessment, six patients were given gradually increasing daily doses of a bran mixture. Results over a 4-month period showed that these patients completely discontinued oral laxative use and had an 80% reduction in total bowel medication use without adversely affecting bowel frequency. The six men who received usual care (controls) experienced no changes.

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    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Cancer Center, University of Rochester School of Medicine, USA.

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    Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.) 21:2 pg 78-82; quiz 82-3

    MeSH

    Aged
    Aged, 80 and over
    Chronic Disease
    Constipation
    Dietary Fiber
    Humans
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Nursing Homes
    Statistics, Nonparametric

    Pub Type(s)

    Clinical Trial
    Journal Article
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    10769331

    Citation

    Howard, L V., et al. "Chronic Constipation Management for Institutionalized Older Adults." Geriatric Nursing (New York, N.Y.), vol. 21, no. 2, 2000, pp. 78-82; quiz 82-3.
    Howard LV, West D, Ossip-Klein DJ. Chronic constipation management for institutionalized older adults. Geriatr Nurs. 2000;21(2):78-82; quiz 82-3.
    Howard, L. V., West, D., & Ossip-Klein, D. J. (2000). Chronic constipation management for institutionalized older adults. Geriatric Nursing (New York, N.Y.), 21(2), pp. 78-82; quiz 82-3.
    Howard LV, West D, Ossip-Klein DJ. Chronic Constipation Management for Institutionalized Older Adults. Geriatr Nurs. 2000;21(2):78-82; quiz 82-3. PubMed PMID: 10769331.
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