Teetering near the edge; women's experiences of anal incontinence following obstetric anal sphincter injury: an interpretive phenomenological research study.

@article{Tucker2014TeeteringNT,
  title={Teetering near the edge; women's experiences of anal incontinence following obstetric anal sphincter injury: an interpretive phenomenological research study.},
  author={Julie Tucker and Vicki L Clifton and Anne Wilson},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={377-81}
}
BACKGROUND Obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) following vaginal delivery increases the risk of anal incontinence (AI). Subsequent vaginal delivery and ageing increase the risk of worsening symptoms. Very little literature describes any in-depth understanding of what it is like to live with AI following a history of known OASIS. AIM To describe and interpret women's experience of AI following OASIS and its impact on quality of life. METHODS An interpretive phenomenological study was… CONTINUE READING
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