Constipation: identifying the problem

Eberhardie, Chris (2004) Constipation: identifying the problem. Nursing Older People, 15(9), pp. 22-26. ISSN (print) 1472-0795


Constipation is a common problem in older age and a costly one, both in terms of treatment and distress caused to patients. This article describes the causes of constipation and outlines various strategies nurses can employ to identify and assess it.

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