Management of fecal incontinence in community-living adults

Frankie Bates, Donna Z. Bliss, Alison Bardsely, Winnie Ka Wai Yeung

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This chapter focuses on mainly independent, community-dwelling adults who have fecal incontinence. Included in this chapter is a review of factors associated with fecal incontinence, considerations for assessment in this population, and recommendation for management. Management may involve lifestyle changes including diet modifications; behavioral interventions such as pelvic floor exercises, biofeedback therapy, and electrical stimulation; and extracorporeal magnetic innervation. The chapter also addresses using medications and containment with devices and absorbent products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManagement of Fecal Incontinence for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Subtitle of host publicationUnder the Auspices of the International Continence Society
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9783319907048
ISBN (Print)9783319907031
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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  • Absorbent products
  • Behavioral therapies
  • Community-living adults
  • Incontinence containment
  • Incontinence management
  • Self-management


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