Correlates of regular laxative use by frail elderly persons.

  title={Correlates of regular laxative use by frail elderly persons.},
  author={Danielle Harari and Jerry H. Gurwitz and Jerry Avorn and I Choodnovskiy and Kenneth L Minaker},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={99 5},
PURPOSE To examine the demographic, clinical, and pharmacological correlates of regular laxative use in elderly persons residing in a long-term care setting. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study using retrospective record review undertaken in an academically affiliated long-term care facility in the United States. All individuals residing in the institution for at least 1 month (n = 694) were characterized regarding use of laxatives. Regular laxative use was defined as more than 30 doses… CONTINUE READING