Impact of fecal incontinence on quality of life

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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
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9788847006379
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007


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