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A nursing assessment tool for adults with fecal incontinence.

Norton, C. and Chelvanayagam, S., 2000. A nursing assessment tool for adults with fecal incontinence. Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing , 27 (5), 279 - 291 .

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DOI: 10.1067/mjw.2000.109082


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.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Activities of Daily Living ; Adaptation, Psychological ; Adult ; Biofeedback, Psychology ; Defecation ; Documentation ; Fecal Incontinence ; Great Britain ; Humans ; Interviews as Topic ; Medical History Taking ; Needs Assessment ; Nursing Assessment ; Nursing Records ; Patient Care Planning ; Physical Examination
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:21152
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:09 May 2014 08:32
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:48


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