Impact of fecal incontinence on quality of life

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Abstract

Given the psychological, social, and functional impacts that fecal incontinence (FI) has on an individual, the assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important consideration when evaluating the efficacy of treatment. An individual with FI faces a serious set of challenges in living life, and as a result, providers are also faced with consideration of these issues in providing treatment. For example, the implantation of an artificial sphincter is about more than technical procedures; it is also about its impact on the individual's ability to live life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFecal Incontinence
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis and Treatment
PublisherSpringer Milan
Pages73-77
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9788847006379
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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    Rockwood, T. H. (2007). Impact of fecal incontinence on quality of life. In Fecal Incontinence: Diagnosis and Treatment (pp. 73-77). Springer Milan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-0638-6_6