International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part E
Prevalence of stress and severity symptoms among clients with constipation
Sridevi B, Roobini R, Roza Samuel and Sahaya Anas Livings
Digestion is a complicated process that requires particular anatomical and physiological adaptations to allow nutrients to be absorbed. Food is broken down into smaller molecules for Absorption and the waste products are removed. Constipation indicate that not passing stools on a regular basis or that unable to completely empty bowel caused by a poor diet, a fear of using the bathroom, or issues with toilet training. Although the term constipation can imply different things to different people, the symptoms range from a headache and exhaustion to bloating, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting, and exacerbate other symptoms like limb stiffness or bladder dysfunction.
Objectives: To assess the level of stress and severity symptoms and to determine the association between level of stress and severity symptoms with their selected demographic variables among clients with constipation.
Research Methodology: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted. 100 samples were selected by convenient sampling technique. Perceived Stress Scale, Constipation Assessment Scale were used to collect data from the participants.
Results: The present study suggested that the, 37 (37%) had mild, 43 (43%) had moderate and 20 (20%) had severe level of severity symptoms and 41 (41%) had mild, 49 (49%) had moderate and 10 (10%) had severe level of stress. The dietary pattern, BMI, and symptoms of constipation had shown statistically significant association with level of stress among clients with constipation at p<0.01. It had a negative impact on physical and mental well-being as well as the social life of people.