Constipation: identifying the problem
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Constipation: identifying the problem

Chris Eberhardie Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George’s Hospital Medical School, Kingston upon Thames

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.

Nursing Older People. 15, 9, 22-26. doi: 10.7748/nop2003.

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