PROBLEMATIC ASPECTS OF FAECAL INCONTINENCE ACCORDING TO THE EXPERIENCE OF ADULTS WITH SPINA BIFIDA
2009 (English)In: JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE, ISSN 1650-1977, Vol. 41, no 7, 506-511 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: To describe problematic aspects of faecal incontinence according to the experience of adults with spina bifida. Design: Qualitative interview study. Subjects: Eleven adults with spina bifida and bowel problems. Method: Semi-structured open-ended interviews and qualitative analysis. Results: Problematic aspects were related to participation in terms of time consumption, communication, social isolation, love and sexuality, and accessibility. Also, to a sense of helplessness in terms of panic and worry, to a sense of shame in terms of impurity, social acceptance and self-image, and to bowel function in terms of decisions about colostomy, voluntary constipation, and changing patterns. Conclusion: The results reveal aspects relevant to supporting clinical practice and suggesting issues for questionnaire studies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 41, no 7, 506-511 p.
bowel function; interview; myelomeningocele; participation; patients perspective; qualitative; rehabilitation
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-20218DOI: 10.2340/16501977-0373OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-20218DiVA: diva2:233806