University of Arizona College of Medicine
Outpatient Management of Constipation in Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.
- State the criteria recommended for diagnosis of functional constipation
- List three non-pharmacological interventions that may be useful in treating functional constipation
- State which types of laxatives are appropriate for chronic treatment of functional constipation
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