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dc.titleEffectiveness of the Sitz bath in managing adult patients with anorectal disorders
dc.contributor.authorLang, D.S.
dc.contributor.authorTho, P.C.
dc.contributor.authorAng, E.N.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-07T08:59:04Z
dc.date.available2016-09-07T08:59:04Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.citationLang, D.S., Tho, P.C., Ang, E.N. (2011-12). Effectiveness of the Sitz bath in managing adult patients with anorectal disorders. Japan Journal of Nursing Science 8 (2) : 115-128. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-7924.2011.00175.x
dc.identifier.issn17427932
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/127153
dc.description.abstractObjective: The objective of this review was to critically analyze and systematically review the best evidence related to the effectiveness of the Sitz bath in managing adult patients with anorectal disorders. Methods: The text terms were established and searched systematically from the relevant databases from 1990 to November 2009 in the English language. The eligible studies that were congruent with the review's inclusion criteria were selected. The selected studies were critically appraised for their methodological validity by two independent reviews and the data were extracted from the studies by using the Joanna Briggs Institute Systems Meta Analysis of Statistical Assessment and Review Instrument. The results were presented in narrative form because statistical pooling was not possible due to clinical heterogeneity. Results: A total of four randomized controlled trials was included in the review. The use of the Sitz bath had no significant impact on reducing the overall intensity of pain and postoperative pain. Conflicting findings for postdefecation pain were reported. The Sitz bath had no impact on accelerating fissure or wound healing. However, the patients were satisfied with using the Sitz bath and no severe complication was reported. Conclusion: There was no strong evidence to support the use of the Sitz bath for pain relief and to accelerate fissure or wound healing among adult patients with anorectal disorders. However, the Sitz bath may be prescribed for patients' satisfaction. © 2011 The Authors. Japan Journal of Nursing Science © 2011 Japan Academy of Nursing Science.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAnorectal disorders
dc.subjectPain
dc.subjectSitz bath
dc.subjectSystematic review
dc.typeReview
dc.contributor.departmentNURSING/ALICE LEE CTR FOR NURSING STUD
dc.description.doi10.1111/j.1742-7924.2011.00175.x
dc.description.sourcetitleJapan Journal of Nursing Science
dc.description.volume8
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page115-128
dc.identifier.isiut000298017500002
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