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CONSTIPATION IN STROKE PATIENTS
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Name: Course Name: Course Instructor: Date of Submission: Title of Project The project runs under the title “Constipation in Stroke patients. The project uses information gathered via interviews, questioners, and diverse academic publications. The research was conducted in nine Sussex Health Care homes.
Among the objectives is to educate nurses through focused education sessions on the effects of constipation using evidence based on the conducted research. The research aims to prevent constipation by establishing patient’s baseline of bowel pattern prior to admission. I have identified constipation as a serious problem which affects stroke patients. This is an area which requires practice and development since constipation is among the recurring complications in hospitalized acute stroke patients (Woolery, Bisanz, Lyons, & Gaido, 2008, p. 320). Along with other complications like deep vein thrombosis, loss of skin integrity, mobility related problems, faecal and urinary incontinence, they need to be actively managed in order to positively influence during the patient’s stay in the hospital. For this research to be a success, over thirty publications were used. In the project I have used several data collection techniques including questionnaires. To back up the mentioned research methods I used literature search on electronic databases, nursing journals among other literature. I also used internet abstract obtained from Google scholars and explored the references of literature related to management of constipation. ...
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