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Dr.Shruthi-PGDG36-constipation
Review of literature:
STUDY OF PREVALENCE OF CONSTIPATION IN ELDERLY
A study was conducted on the prevalence and potential risk factors of constipation in the elderly using symptom-based diagnostic criteria. Conclusions: In independently living, elderly persons, constipation is a common complaint; among these subjects, there appear to be symptom subgroups that can be identified.
STUDY OF CONSTIPATION IN ELDERLY
A study was conducted to explore the distinction between true clinical constipation and the subjective complaint of constipation in elderly people and to review the pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnosis, causes, and treatment.
STUDY OF FACTORS RELATED TO CONSTIPATION
A study of constipation and related factors was carried out in 439 geriatric hospital patients, 183 people living in two old people’s homes, and 78 patients visiting a geriatric day hospital. In addition, a cross-sectional survey of constipation and related factors was undertaken in 138 people older than 74 years and 74 people aged 41 to 50 years living at home. The results suggest an increased risk of constipation for the persons walking less than 0.5 km daily, walking with help, chair bound and bedbound. The relative risk of constipation increased for the persons living in the old people’s homes and the geriatric hospital, and also with advancing age. The prevalence of constipation was directly correlated to fecal and urinary incontinence.

Brief introduction to the project:
This project studies the prevalence of constipation among the elderly residents of a charitable old age and to identify the characteristics associated with constipation in a charitable old age home setting.

Aims and objectives of the project:



Aim: To determine the prevalence of constipation among the residents of an old age home in Bangalore.
Objectives: To study the related characteristics of constipation such as appetite, water intake, co-morbidities, medication.

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