Risk factors for female anal incontinence: new insight through the Evanston-Northwestern twin sisters study.

@article{Abramov2005RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for female anal incontinence: new insight through the Evanston-Northwestern twin sisters study.},
  author={Yoram Abramov and Peter K. Sand and Sylvia M. Botros and Sanjay Gandhi and J J R Miller and Angel G Nickolov and Roger P. Goldberg},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={106 4},
  pages={726-32}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate risk factors for anal incontinence using an identical twin sisters study design to provide control over genetic variance. METHODS A total of 271 identical twin sister pairs (mean age 47 years) completed the validated Colorectal Anal Distress Inventory questionnaire detailing the presence and severity of anal incontinence. Data were analyzed using a stepwise logistic regression with repeated binary measures to account for correlated data within twin pairs. Three different… CONTINUE READING

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