Intestinal pattern and control measures adopted by patients with spinal cord trauma

Authors

  • Daniela Machado
  • Gisela Maria Assis Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná

Keywords:

Stomatherapy, Intestine neurogenic, Spinal cord traumas

Abstract

Objective: to raise the intestinal pattern and control measures adopted by adult individuals with spinal cord trauma. Method: exploratory descriptive study with quantitative approach. Sample of 14 adults with spinal cord trauma. The data collection was done through an interview in the domiciles of the participants. Results: predominance of men; the automobile accident was the main etiology of traumas. Most individuals demonstrated independence for intestinal self-care and the most frequent practices were digitrectal stimulation, abdominal massage and manual extraction of faeces. 92.9% of the individuals attended or had already attended the Specialized Center in Rehabilitation. Conclusions: nursing exercises an important role in the teaching of patient and family selfcare, so it needs skills and knowledge that allow the planning of actions for teaching the care of intestinal disorders, with appropriate interventions aimed at preventing potential complications and improving quality of life of these individuals.

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Author Biography

Gisela Maria Assis, Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná

Enfermeira

Estomaterapeuta

Mestre em Tecnologia em Saúde

Hospital de Clínicas da UFPR

Published

2018-08-01

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Machado D, Assis GM. Intestinal pattern and control measures adopted by patients with spinal cord trauma. ESTIMA [Internet]. 2018 Aug. 1 [cited 2024 May 30];16. Available from: https://www.revistaestima.com.br/estima/article/view/468

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