Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Constipation prophylaxis in children undergoing orthopedic surgery : a quasi-experimental study
Authors : Mantegazzi, Laila Sara
Seliner, Brigitte
Imhof, Lorenz
DOI : 10.1111/jspn.12145
Published in : Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Volume(Issue) : 21
Issue : 3
Pages : 109
Pages to: 118
Issue Date: 25-May-2016
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Wiley
ISSN: 1539-0136
Language : English
Subjects : Constipation; Hospital; Nursing; Orthopedic; Pediatric; Adolescent; Analgesics, Opioid; Child; Child, Preschool; Constipation; Female; Humans; Infant; Laxatives; Male; Orthopedic Procedures; Switzerland
Subject (DDC) : 610.73: Nursing
617.5: Orthopaedic surgery
Abstract: Purpose: This study evaluated the effectiveness of constipation prophylaxis administered with the support of an advanced practice nurse. Design: A quasi‐experimental study with a historical control group of 112 pediatric (age 1–18) orthopedic patients and an intervention group of 59 patients was conducted in a surgical ward in Switzerland. Results: The implementation of a standardized constipation prophylaxis led to an absolute risk reduction (27%) of constipation. Fisher's exact test showed a significant difference in the prevalence of constipation in the two samples, p = .001. Practice Implications: Constipation prophylaxis is a necessity in pediatric orthopedics.
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Nursing (IPF)
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