Volume 18, Issue 3 (June 2020)                   Nursing and Midwifery Journal 2020, 18(3): 180-188 | Back to browse issues page

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Nezakati A, Valiee S, Roshani D, Seidi J. THE EFFECT OF CHEWING SUGAR-FREE GUM ON THE INCIDENCE AND SEVERITY OF CONSTIPATION IN MALE PATIENTS UNDER LOWER LIMB SKELETAL TRACTION: A BLIND CLINICAL TRIAL. Nursing and Midwifery Journal 2020; 18 (3) :180-188
URL: http://unmf.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-3940-en.html
1- Student of MSc, Medical- Surgical Nursing, Student Research Committee, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Clinical Care Research Center, Health Development Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
3- Associate Professor, Social Determinants of Health Care Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
4- Associate Professor, Clinical Care Research Center, Health Development Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran (Corresponding Author) , jamal.seidi@muk.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: Constipation is a common problem in orthopedic patients, therefore preventive interventions in nursing care for these patients is essential. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of chewing sugar-free gum on the incidence and severity of constipation in male patients under lower limb skeletal traction. Materials and Methods: This study was an experimental clinical trial that was conducted in a single blind randomized interval in in Besat Hospital Sanandaj, Iran in 2017. Sixty two patients who were under skeletal traction using simple randomization by throwing coins were allocated into test group and control group. The incidence and severity of constipation in intervention group was measured based on ROM III questionnaire after 7 days of intervention. Data were analyzed using SPSS Version 23.Chi-square and T-test was also used. Results: The incidence of constipation in the test group was 45.2% (14 patients) and in control group it was 74.2% (23 patients). The results showed that the incidence of constipation in the test group was less than that of the control group and this difference was statistically significant (p
Keywords: gum, constipation, fracture
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