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A nursing assessment tool for adults with fecal incontinence

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  • C. Norton
  • S. Chelvanayagam
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-291
JournalJournal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Publication statusPublished - 2000


Fecal incontinence affects slightly more than 1% of community-dwelling adults. This article describes an assessment format, with a research basis when available, that has been developed in a specialist nursing clinic in the United Kingdom. The focus is on how to obtain the most useful information from the patient to plan appropriate nursing interventions. A subsequent article will describe the biofeedback program developed as part of a package of care to meet individual needs of persons with fecal incontinence.


Original article can be found at: Copyright The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. DOI: 10.1067/mjw.2000.109082 [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]

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