NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement. This quality standard covers the diagnosis and management of idiopathic constipation in children and young people (from birth to 18 years).
Keywords: anatomical or physiological abnormalities; cause of idiopathic constipation; children and young people who are able to manage their constipation to their satisfaction; children and young people with constipation; constipation in children and young people; constipation symptoms; continence problems (including soiling); diagnosis and management of idiopathic constipation in children and young people; diagnosis and treatment constipation; disimpaction therapy; educational consequences; faecal impaction; family history of constipation; fecal incontinence; health and social care; healthcare professional; histological abnormalities; hospitalization for constipation; laxantes; macrogoles orales; maintenance therapy is started; medical advice; parent or carer satisfaction with information and advice; prevalence of idiopathic constipation; psychological consequences; quality standard; rates of recurrent constipation and/or impaction in children and young people; rates of reimpaction; review of treatment; role of families and carers; shame; social consequences; stressed parents; training and competencies; invasive hospital treatment; unplanned hospitalisation for constipation in children and young people
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Small Intestine & Nutrition, Paediatrics