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, vol.85, no.12, pp.951-955, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.phm.0000247649.00219.co
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.951-955
  • Keywords: massage, constipation, spinal cord injury, gastrointestinal disorder, CHRONIC CONSTIPATION, NEUROGENIC BOWEL, TRANSIT-TIME, DYSFUNCTION, MANAGEMENT
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.