Constipation is a common concern in older adults. A stepwise approach is especially important given the multiple risk factors, comorbidities, and medication-induced causes. Management of medication-induced causes, lifestyle modification, and nonpharmacologic therapies should be the first step to avoiding unnecessary drug therapy.Cited by: 12.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product. Preventing, assessing, and managing constipation in older adults.
Nov 01, 1993 · Approximately 30% of older adults use laxatives at least once weekly, and laxatives account for 1% of physician prescriptions in addition to approximately 700 over-the-counter preparations. This study evaluated the efficacy of a fiber and fluid nursing intervention on the maintenance of bowel movements and elimination aid withdrawal in Cited by: 25.
Apr 26, 2016 · However, studies of constipation management among older adults in primary care have shown that prevalence of constipation is high before hospitalization (Noiesen et al., 2014; Song, 2012) and that it is one of the symptoms that, among older adults, adds to a symptom's burden which is associated with higher risk of hospitalization (Salanitro et Cited by: 6.