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Faecal incontinence in adults.

Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), vol. 18, issue 8 (2003) pp. 45-51; quiz 52, 54

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Faecal incontinence is a distressing condition, which adversely affects the quality of life of adults of all ages. It is often preventable and easily treatable once a diagnosis has been made. Nurses should provide support and information for patients and their families and ensure they understand the causes of faecal incontinence and the treatment regimens available.

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  • adult
  • defecography
  • epidemiology
  • feces incontinence
  • human
  • manometry
  • nurse attitude
  • nursing assessment
  • patient education
  • psychological aspect
  • quality of life
  • review
  • social support

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  • Boyd-Carson W.

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