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Neurogenic bowel management after spinal cord injury: Malaysian experience.
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PMID:  23053003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objectives: To describe the bowel programmes utilized by individuals with spinal cord injury; and to determine the association between the outcome of the bowel programmes and various interventions to facilitate defecation. Study design: A cross-sectional study. Participants: Individuals with spinal cord injury who have neurogenic bowel dysfunction. Methods: Face-to-face interviews were conducted using a self-constructed questionnaire that consisted of: (i) demographic and clinical characteristics of the participants; (ii) interventions to facilitate defecation; (iii) bowel care practices; (iv) outcome of the bowel programme (incidence of incontinence and duration of the evacuation procedure); and (v) participant satisfaction with their bowel programme. Results: The majority (79.2%) of subjects used multiple interventions for bowel care. Duration of the evacuation procedure was more than 60 min in 28.0% of participants. Water intake of more than 2 l/day was associated with longer duration of bowel care. Only 8.0% of participants had at least one episode of incontinence per month. The majority of participants (84.8%) were satisfied with their bowel programme. Conclusion: Patients used multiple interventions to manage their bowels and spent a substantial amount of time performing bowel care. Nevertheless, the incidence of incontinence was low and satisfaction with their bowel programme was high.
Julia Patrick Engkasan; Siti Suhaida Sudin
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of rehabilitation medicine : official journal of the UEMS European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2081     ISO Abbreviation:  J Rehabil Med     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101088169     Medline TA:  J Rehabil Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Malaya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.,,
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