Uncovering anorexia nervosa in a biofeedback clinic for bowel dysfunction.

Chelvanayagam, S., Duncan, J., Collins, B. and O'Brien, L., 2012. Uncovering anorexia nervosa in a biofeedback clinic for bowel dysfunction. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 10 (6), 43 - 48 .

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Abstract

Biofeedback is a conservative treatment based on behavioural techniques, which can be used in the management of bowel dysfunction. This article reports the results of a retrospective review of the clinical notes of 87 female patients attending a biofeedback service at St Mark's Hospital, Harrow. The initial review was conducted to examine the incidence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in patients attending this service. Seven percent were found to have PCOS, which is within the normal range. However, a significant proportion of patients (11.5%) had a current history of anorexia nervosa, a higher rate than in the general population, which prompted further investigation. In this article, Sonya Chelvanayagam, Julie Duncan, Brigitte Collins and Lorraine O'Brien report on the results of this review and discuss the significance of its findings. © Copyright Terms & conditions.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1479-5248
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:21147
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Deposited On:30 Apr 2014 12:58
Last Modified:27 May 2015 18:10

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