[Fecal incontinence in the elderly].

Abstract

Faecal incontinence in the elderly is not compatible with normal social function and leads to interventions and/or institutionalization. In homes for the elderly about 10% and in nursing homes 42.8% of the patients are faecally incontinent. There are predisposing, precipitating and uncleanliness factors. Four ways of faecal loss are described. The purposes… (More)

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@article{Cools1988FecalII, title={[Fecal incontinence in the elderly].}, author={Herman J. M. Cools}, journal={Tijdschrift voor gerontologie en geriatrie}, year={1988}, volume={19 6}, pages={277-81} }