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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

versão impressa ISSN 1645-0086

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MOTTA, Claudia dos Reis et al. What do pediatrics Residents know about the psychological factors in constipation?. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2013, vol.14, n.1, pp.38-52. ISSN 1645-0086.

The objective of the present work was to evaluate what pediatrics Residents know about constipation and associated psychological factors.A cross-sectional, descriptive study was developed with 42 medical Residents from Salvador, Brazil, using a questionnaire on constipation diagnosis, therapy, complications and related factors.The results show that 95.2% mentioned diet as a triggering factor of constipation, 26.6% organic diseases, 38.0% parents’ emotional factors, and 23.8% child’s emotional factors. Associated aspects included hostile family environment/sexual abuse (88.1%), parental crisis (66.7%), fear/anxiety (78.6%), maternal control (61.9%). Reasons for referring the patient to psychotherapy included psychoaffective aspects (76.1%). Regarding treatment, 97.6% performed dietary changes. All acknowledged the need for more information on Functional constipation (FC). Multidisciplinary educational programs should be developed from undergraduate level up to medical residency.

Palavras-chave : constipation; knowledge; medical residency; psychotherapy.

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