Abdominal massage for the alleviation of constipation symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled feasibility study

Doreen McClurg, Suzanne Hagen, Stanley Hawkins, Andrea Lowe-Strong

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Constipation affects many people with multiple sclerosis (MS), negatively impacting on their quality of life. The use of abdominal massage has been reported in several populations and has been shown to increase the frequency of defaecation. The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of undertaking abdominal massage in people with MS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-233
Number of pages11
JournalMultiple Sclerosis Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011



  • abdominal massage
  • bladder dysfunction
  • multiple sclerosis
  • MS

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