Use of a self-report constipation questionnaire with older adults in long-term care.

  title={Use of a self-report constipation questionnaire with older adults in long-term care.},
  author={Lori Frank and Jacinta Flynn and Margaret R Rothman},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={41 6},
PURPOSE The Patient Assessment of Constipation (PAC), a symptom and quality-of-life inventory, was developed among community-dwelling adults under age 65. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and validity of an interview format of the PAC for older adults residing in long-term care. DESIGN AND METHODS The PAC was administered to 24 nursing home residents aged 65 and older. Cognitive interviewing methods were used to evaluate subjects' understanding and interpretation of… CONTINUE READING

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