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Random control trial of hot compresses for women those who used laxatives on severity of constipation and quality of life.

Authors
  • Kira, Izumi1
  • 1 School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Oita, Japan.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Japan journal of nursing science : JJNS
Publication Date
January 2016
Volume
13
Issue
1
Pages
95–104
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jjns.12090
PMID: 26176649
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The lumbar application of a 40°C hot compresses in female adults with constipation improved their conditions of defecation and QOL, even though it did not reduce the amount of laxatives.

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