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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | September 2011

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Managing chronic constipation

Managing chronic constipation

Pages: 4 - 9

Article topics: Assessment, Causes of constipation, Challenges for health professionals, Continence

In the first of two articles Gaye Kyle reviews the definitions of constipation, epidemiology, causes of constipation, symptoms and assessment.

Gaye Kyle RGN BA (Hons) Dip Ed MA Independent lecturer, University of Ulster

Article accepted for publication: June 2011