AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION, vol.85, no.12, pp.951-955, 2006 (SCI-Expanded)
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AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
massage, constipation, spinal cord injury, gastrointestinal disorder, CHRONIC CONSTIPATION, NEUROGENIC BOWEL, TRANSIT-TIME, DYSFUNCTION, MANAGEMENT
Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated:
Objectives: To investigate the effect of abdominal massage on clinical aspects of bowel dysfunction and colonic transit time in patients with spinal cord injury. Twenty-four patients were placed on a standard bowel program (phase I), after which abdominal massage was added to the regimen (phase II). Parameters of gastrointestinal system function and colonic transit times were evaluated.