Adequency of bowel preparation among colonoscopy patients: A retrospective study

Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

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Adequency of bowel preparation among colonoscopy patients: A retrospective study

15th Euro Nursing & Medicare Summit

October 17-19, 2016 Rome, Italy


Trakya University, Turkey

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

The effect of bowel preparation is a very important ?±n success of colonoscopy. The aim of this study was to determine adequency of bowel presentation among colonoscopy patients with retreospective analysis. Ethics comittee approval was received at the beginning and colonoscopy reportâ??s of patients (n=360) who had undergone colonoscopy with various indications between 2015 January-2015 December in General Surgery Department of a university hospital were evaluated. Data werw analysed with frequency and percentage. Normality of all data sets was determined using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov (KS) test. Differences between groups were examined using the t-test. Statistical significance was set as p < 0.05. Rate of inadequate bowel preparation rate for colonoscopy and rectosigmoidscopy was 12.5%. Inadequate bowel preparation was lower in patients older than 45 years (p<0.05) and according toage groups there was a statistically significant difference between the bowel preparations. As a result; inadequate bowel preparation affecs the success of this process negatively. Thiscauses patients to expose repeted bowel preparation for colonoscopy. Repetition of the process leads to increase cost for hospital and causes workload of healt professionals and also the invasive procedure raises anxiety of patients. Patients should be taught carefully about recommendations liketaking prescripted diet, oral laxatives and applying enemas effectively. On the other hand, health care proefessions should pay more attention to prepare the bowel adequetly and follow the hospical bowel preparation procedures carefully.

Biography :

Zeynep KIZILCIK ÖZKAN, the responsibl author of this study, is a PhD student at Department of Surgical Nursing and working as a research assistant at Trakya Un?±versity, Faculty of Health Sciences since 2013. Her study areas are; colorectal surgery, pain, infections, neurosurgery.


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