The Effects of Misutkaru Water Drink on Relieving Constipation and Physiological Measurements: A Preliminary Study for the Development of Convergent Misutkaru Water Drink Intake Program in Patients with Hemodialysis

혈액 투석 환자의 변비 완화 및 생리적 지표 향상을 위한 융합형 미숫가루 음용 섭취 프로그램 개발 예비 조사

  • Received : 2019.02.25
  • Accepted : 2019.05.20
  • Published : 2019.05.28


The purpose of this study aimed to develop the misutkaru water drink intake program that was possible to compare the effects of misutkaru drink on relieving constipation and physiological measurementson relieving constipation of the patients with hemodialysis. This study was non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design with 42 patients in a general hospital in S city, Korea. During the experiment, the participants had to drink misutkaru water in the morning and past the 7 days after intake as constipation assessment scale, potassium and phosphorus were measured. The data were examine using t-test, Fisher's exact test, paired t-test. After misutkaru drinking intervention, constipation (z=-2.66, p=.002) decreased significantly improvement. This suggests that misutkaru water drinking intervention improved constipation in patients with hemodialysis.

Table 1. General and disease related characteristics of participants

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Table 2. Homogeneity of Constipation Scale and Physiological Measurements between Experimental and Control Group

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Table 3. Comparison of Constipation Scale and Physiological Measurements between Experimental and Control Group after Intervention

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