Community-Based Health Effort for Elderly to Raise Awareness of Constipation Problem for Elderly in Madiun City

Linta Meyla Putri, Amelia Dyah Kartika Sari, Nuzulul Kusuma Putri

Abstract

Being elderly is the final stage in human life. The phase of growing old is characterized by the reduction of body functions and leads the elderly to becoming susceptible to diseases. One of the diseases that is often experienced by the elderly is constipation. Constipation can potentially cause colon cancer which can also lead to death. Constipation can be caused by various factors, such as lack of physical activity and poor intake of dietary fiber. The purpose of this study is to determine the factors that cause constipation in elderly and how the health plan program should be aware of these factors. The subjects in this study were 68 elderly people whose dietary fiber intakes had been assessed using the 24 hours’ food recall method. Their constipation rate was measured by a Constipation Scoring System questionnaire. The results showed that there was a strong and positive correlation between dietary fiber intake and physical activity with constipation in the elderly in Madiun City. These results can be arranged to be an input to the Community-Based Health Efforts for the Elderly, also known as the Posyandu Lansia plan program to raise awareness on constipation problem in the elderly.

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Putri L., Sari A. and Putri N. (2017). Community-Based Health Effort for Elderly to Raise Awareness of Constipation Problem for Elderly in Madiun City.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH, ISBN 978-989-758-338-4, pages 271-274. DOI: 10.5220/0007512702710274


in Bibtex Style

@conference{isoph17,
author={Linta Meyla Putri and Amelia Dyah Kartika Sari and Nuzulul Kusuma Putri},
title={Community-Based Health Effort for Elderly to Raise Awareness of Constipation Problem for Elderly in Madiun City},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH,},
year={2017},
pages={271-274},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007512702710274},
isbn={978-989-758-338-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH,
TI - Community-Based Health Effort for Elderly to Raise Awareness of Constipation Problem for Elderly in Madiun City
SN - 978-989-758-338-4
AU - Putri L.
AU - Sari A.
AU - Putri N.
PY - 2017
SP - 271
EP - 274
DO - 10.5220/0007512702710274