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constipation, older adults, predisposing factors, treatment of constipation



  1. K. Bailes, Barbara EdD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-RC
  2. Reeve, Kathleen DrPH, ANP-BC, FNP


Abstract: Constipation is a common complaint in the general population, particularly among older adults. Patients present with infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stools. Management of this uncomfortable condition involves diet, fluid intake, and medications.