Fecal Incontinence

Publication Title: 
Journal of Advanced Nursing

BACKGROUND: The role of informal spousal caregivers has increased as the population ages, levels of disability in society increase, and governments seek to restrain expenditure on the provision of institutional health care. Care giving has attracted a vast body of research, largely directed at caregiver burden. Incontinence, however, has been relatively unexplored, despite being a common problem faced by caregivers, and being recognised as a major caregiver burden and predictor of institutional placement.

Author(s): 
Cassells, Colin
Watt, Elizabeth
Publication Title: 
Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

STUDY OBJECTIVE: The aim of this qualitative study was to gain insight into health care experiences of young women diagnosed with cloacal anomalies, with a special focus on continence management. DESIGN: Qualitative analysis of one-to-one interviews. SETTING: A tertiary center for congenital anomalies of the urogenital tract in London. PARTICIPANTS: Six women aged 16 to 24 with cloacal anomalies. INTERVENTIONS: Tape-recorded one-to-one semi-stuctured interviews with a skilled interviewer.

Author(s): 
Liao, L.-M.
Baker, E.
Boyle, M. E.
Woodhouse, C. R. J.
Creighton, S. M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing: official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society / WOCN

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to enhance our understanding of factors that influence help-seeking in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-related fecal incontinence (FI), and their needs or desire for continence services. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: We conducted a survey of FI in community-dwelling people with IBD, all members of a United Kingdom IBD charity, and received 3264 responses. As part of the study, we asked 3 questions about help-seeking for IBD-related FI to which respondents were able to give free-text responses.

Author(s): 
Norton, Christine
Dibley, Lesley
Publication Title: 
Journal of Advanced Nursing

BACKGROUND: Pelvic floor dysfunction is a disorder predominantly affecting females. It is common and undermines the quality of lives of at least one-third of adult women and is a growing component of women's health care needs. Identifying and supporting these needs is a major public health issue with a strong psychosocial and economic basis. The importance of the interdependence of mechanical, neural, endocrine and environmental factors in the development of pelvic floor dysfunction is well recognized.

Author(s): 
Davis, Kathryn
Kumar, Devinder
Publication Title: 
Nursing Research

BACKGROUND: Knowledge about adverse symptoms over time from fiber supplementation is lacking. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the severity of adverse gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms during supplementation with dietary fiber or placebo over time in adults with fecal incontinence. A secondary aim was to determine the relationship between symptom severity and emotional upset and their association with study attrition and reducing fiber dose.

Author(s): 
Bliss, Donna Z.
Savik, Kay
Jung, Hans-Joachim G.
Whitebird, Robin
Lowry, Ann
Publication Title: 
Nursing Research

BACKGROUND: Knowledge about adverse symptoms over time from fiber supplementation is lacking. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the severity of adverse gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms during supplementation with dietary fiber or placebo over time in adults with fecal incontinence. A secondary aim was to determine the relationship between symptom severity and emotional upset and their association with study attrition and reducing fiber dose.

Author(s): 
Bliss, Donna Z.
Savik, Kay
Jung, Hans-Joachim G.
Whitebird, Robin
Lowry, Ann
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Author(s): 
Yang, Tao
Liu, Zhishun
Liu, Yuanshi
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