Impact of Fecal Incontinence on Quality of Life

  • Todd H. Rockwood


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.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Pelvic Floor Fecal Incontinence Anal Incontinence HRQoL Assessment 
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