Constipation in children and young people (CG99)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'constipation in children and young people'
- Constipation is common in childhood. It affects around 5-30% of the child population, depending on the criteria used for diagnosis.
- Symptoms become chronic in more than one third of patients, and constipation is a common reason for referral to secondary care.
November 2011: There has been a change to the text of the full guideline in the introduction on Psychological Interventions (Section 5.5). The deleted sentences were not supported by the references cited and so it was felt best to remove them. This has not impacted on any of the recommendations within the guideline.
- CG99 Constipation in children and young people: Bristol stool chart
- CG99 Constipation in children and young people: NICE guideline (web format)
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This page was last updated: 25 July 2013
- Web format
- Quick reference guide (PDF)
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline
- CG99 Rhwymedd mewn plant a phobl ifanc: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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Implementation tools and resources
- Audit support
- Baseline assessment tool
- Costing report
- Costing template
- Guide to resources
- Slide set
- Template letter
- Constipation in childhood and nocturnal enuresis: online educational tool
- Paediatric continence service commissioning guide
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