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Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing 2008;10(2):131-141.
시설노인들의 변비에 대한 다시마환의 효과
Key words : Institutionalized aged,Constipation, Sea tangle pellet Effects of Sea Tangle Pellet onConstipation in Institutionalized Aged Shim, Hyung Wha* Purpose
The purpose of this study was toverify the effects of Sea tangle pellet(fiber supplements) on the constipation of institutionalized aged. Method: This study was conducted from September to December 2007 and a nonequivalent pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design was used. Data were collected using interviews, questionnaires and observational measurement including frequency of bowel movements, stool color, straining, abdominal discomfort/pain and change of symptoms before and during supplementation. Forty-six subjects were divided into two groups, a control group and an experimental group: The experimental group received 4g/day of Sea tangle pellet for 4 weeks. Data were analyzed by repeated measures of ANOVA using the SPSS program.
Aged in the experimental group had a significant improvement in frequency of defecation, straining, abdominal discomfort/pain and changes in symptoms compared to those in the control group.
In institutionalized aged with constipation, fiber suppplements using Sea tangle pellets significantly improved constipation related symptoms without serious side effect.
Key words: 시설노인, 변비, 다시마환
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