The first version of the Clinical Practice Guideline constipation was written in 1994 as part of the palliative care clinical practice guidelines of the Comprehensive Cancer Centre Middle Netherlands.
The clinical practice guideline was rewritten in 2005 by A. de Graeff and R.J.A. Krol and included in the first edition of the clinical practice guidelines book of the Association of Comprehensive Cancer Centres (VIKC).
Authors The current version was rewritten in 2009 by:
A. de Graeff, medical oncologist, University Medical Centre Utrecht/ Utrecht Palliative Centre and physician at the Academic Hospice Demeter, De Bilt
R.J.A. Krol, oncology nurse and advisor palliative care, Comprehensive Cancer Centre East Netherlands, Nijmegen