Association between bowel symptoms, symptom severity, and quality of life in Swedish patients with fecal incontinence.

@article{Walter2011AssociationBB,
  title={Association between bowel symptoms, symptom severity, and quality of life in Swedish patients with fecal incontinence.},
  author={Susanna A. Walter and Henrik Hjortswang and Katarina Holmgren and Olof J Hallb{\"o}{\"o}k},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2011},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={6-12}
}
OBJECTIVES The association between abdominal symptoms, disease severity of fecal incontinence (FI), and quality of life (QoL) is not yet clear. We hypothesized that it would become clearer by prospective diary data. We also aimed to compare QoL of FI patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) patients in relapse and remission. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty-five consecutive female patients with FI recorded bowel symptoms prospectively on diary cards. QoL was evaluated with the disease specific short… CONTINUE READING

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