OVERCOME CONSTIPATION OF STROKE NON HAEMORRHAGIC PATIENT BY APPLYING RANGE OF MOTION (ROM) AND ABDOMEN WARM COMPRESS

Mazly Astuty, Dameria Ginting

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Introduction. Stroke cause blood stream impairment in part of brain stem and reducepatients’ life quality. The patients cannot activate as usual and will have defecation disorder, wecall it constipation. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of ROM exercise and abdomen warm compress to overcome constipation in patient with non-hemorrhage stroke. Method. Quasi experiment design without control group was used in this study. All stroke non hemorrhage patients in Putri Hijau hospital Medanwere the respondents in this study. Data analysis used t-test (α=0,05). Result. The result showed that most defecation frequency of patients who got ROMwas twice in a week (50%), and patients who got warm compress most had 3 times defecations (50%). Time defecation of patients who got ROM most two times (56,3%), and for patientswho got warm compress was also two times (81,3%). There was difference of feces consistency (p=0,004; α=0,05); defecation frequency (p=0,000; α=0,05), and time defecation (p=0,007;α=0,05) to respondents who got ROM and warm compress. Discussion. This study result could be used asevident based practice in delivering nursing care to patients who had constipation so thatcomplementary therapy could be applied as prevention and cure.

Key Words: Stroke, ROM, warm compress, constipation

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