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Comparing the Effect of Foeniculum vulgare and Rosa damascena on elderly patients with functional constipation: A double-blind randomized control trial
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Background:
Constipation is a common chronic bowel disorder with the incidence of more than 5o% of the elderly population, associated with the consequences such as fecal incontinence, fecal impaction, urinary retention, hemorrhoid, fissure, and cardiovascular complications leading to considerable impairment of their quality of life and a high economic impact on the health care system. Although lifestyle modification is the most effective treatment for constipation, many elderly patients need to take medication. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is one of the cost-effective and satisfactory treatments for constipation used widely by the elderly.
Methods:
In a double-blind experimental study on 60 elderly people with functional constipation who referred to Kerman health community centers who were randomly blocked in one of the two groups of intervention (n = 30) or control (n = 30). Questionnaires for all members of the above groups are completed weekly before the study for one month: initial visit, one month after the intervention and two months after the intervention by the researcher who is unaware of the intervention and control group. The intervention group was treated with 10 grams of traditional products (5 grams of Foeniculum vulgare and 5 grams of Rosa damascena) twice a day and the control group: 10 grams of polyethylene glycol twice a day.
According to the independent t-test; The difference between the mean severity of constipation in the intervention and control groups at the end of the first and second months was 3.28 and 4.66, respectively, and in the control group was 3.20 and 6.01, respectively. This means that between the degree of stool consistency and consumption There was a significant relationship between traditional fennel and rose products in the second to fourth weeks compared to the control group, so that the degree of fecal consistency in the group of traditional Foeniculum vulgare and Rosa damascena products was lower than the control group and Stool consistency was higher, which means that the effect of the intervention started from the first month and the use of rosacea was effective in the severity of constipation in the elderly.
Conclusions: Results of the present study showed that although both interventions significantly improved the outcomes, the traditional remedy improved the outcomes more effectively than polyethylene glycol through mechanisms that aren’t fully understood.  It seems the traditional remedy can improve constipation by ameliorating the intestinal mucosal inflammation, preventing the abdominal cramp, and modulating the intestinal motility.
 
Keywords: Elderly, constipation, Foeniculum vulgare, Rosa damascena, Persian medicine
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2021/06/5 | Accepted: 2021/07/24 | Published: 2021/08/1
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Research code: 98000447
Ethics code: IR.KMU.REC.1398.470
Clinical trials code: IRCT20200108046056N


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Comparing the Effect of Foeniculum vulgare and Rosa damascena on elderly patients with functional constipation: A double-blind randomized control trial. 3. 2021; 1
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