Journal article

Evaluation of the structured bowel management program in inpatient rehabilitation: a prospective study

Bhasker Amatya, Alaedin Elmalik, Matthew Lowe, Fary Khan

DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of the structured bowel management program (SBMP) in an inpatient rehabilitation service. METHOD: Prospective recruitment of consecutive patients admitted to the rehabilitation unit (n = 100). Each patient was assessed for bowel dysfunction on admission and an individualised SBMP was instituted based on the clinical needs. The assessments were at baseline (T1), and discharge from ward (T2) using validated questionnaires. Program evaluation was at 3-month (T3) post-discharge. RESULTS: Participants were predominantly female (52%), mean age 68 ± 13 years. Almost one-half (43%) had neurological conditions and 41% musculoskeletal proble..

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