Tailored abdominal massage treatment for constipation for adults with learning disabilities – A Feasibility study

Project Details


Constipation is common in people with learning disabilities (PwLD), Treatment is often ineffective. Abdominal massage is advised but there is only limited evidence that it can help. This feasibility study aims to recruit 40 PwLD; 10 will have no treatment, and 30 carers will be taught how to massage manually or use a device for 6 weeks. From this study we will assess if it is feasible to undertake a larger study so we can see if massage is beneficial.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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