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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.

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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Pelvic Floor
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Anal Incontinence
  • HRQoL Assessment

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Rockwood, T.H. (2007). Impact of Fecal Incontinence on Quality of Life. In: Ratto, C., Doglietto, G.B., Lowry, A.C., Påhlman, L., Romano, G. (eds) Fecal Incontinence. Springer, Milano. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-0638-6_6

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