Chapter 21. Constipation

  1. Karen Moyse MSc, BSc, RGN, RSCN, RHV, PGDAE (Hons) Psychology Independent Nurse Prescriber Visitor Lecturer
  1. Ali Wright SRN, RSCN ward manager nurse specialist

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322644.ch21

Promoting Health in Children and Young People: The Role of the Nurse

Promoting Health in Children and Young People: The Role of the Nurse

How to Cite

Wright, A. (2009) Constipation, in Promoting Health in Children and Young People: The Role of the Nurse (ed K. Moyse), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322644.ch21

Editor Information

  1. Health at Nottingham University, UK

Author Information

  1. Nottingham University Hospitals NHSTrust, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405158008

Online ISBN: 9781444322644

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Keywords:

  • Facts about constipation;
  • What is constipation in children?;
  • Diagnostic criteria∗ for functional;
  • constipation in the child or adolescent;
  • Factors that can lead to constipation;
  • Facts about constipation;
  • Hirschsprung's disease;
  • History and assessment;
  • Key health promotion messages;
  • Normal activities of living

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Facts about constipation

  • Key health promotion messages

  • Government policy

  • Conclusion

  • References