The effect of abdominal massage on bowel function in patients with spinal cord injury


Ayas S., Leblebici B., Sozay S., Bayramoglu M. , Niron E. A.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION, cilt.85, ss.951-955, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 85 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/01.phm.0000247649.00219.co
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.951-955

Özet

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.