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Constipation, laxative use and diet : the experiences of older Australians
thesisposted on 2002-01-01, 00:00 authored by Wendy Christine. Hunter
This study found that constipation estimates varied considerably from 9-42%, depending on the criteria used, and there was extensive laxative use. Those who were constipated reported a significantly poorer quality-of-life. Participants could not achieve current dietary recommendations and therefore managing constipation through dietary modification is impractical for many older people.