Raising awareness about fecal incontinence

Donna Z. Bliss, Christine Norton, David B. Vodusek

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There is a lack of awareness about fecal incontinence despite its prevalence and adverse impact on quality of life. Inadequate knowledge about fecal incontinence deters help-seeking, therapeutic consultation, and clinical research about effective prevention and management strategies. A systematic, evidenced-based approach to raise awareness of fecal incontinence is essential to forward progress and overcome multiple barriers. In thismanuscript, strategies of this approach are prioritized and focus on increasing continence literacy and communication, emphasizing prevention and screening, disseminating evidenced-based management interventions, and promoting larger scale impact through effective partnerships. Neurourol. Urodynam. 29:612-615, 2010.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)612-615
Number of pages4
JournalNeurourology and Urodynamics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2010


  • Fecal
  • Incontinence
  • Quality of life


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