Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of fecal incontinence after acute brain injury: Findings from the traumatic brain injury model systems national database

Short Title:
Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of fecal incontinence after acute brain injury: Findings from the traumatic brain injury model systems national database
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45028.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 84, issue 2, pp 231-237
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article discusses findings from a study of the incidence, and risk factors, and outcomes of patients with fecal incontinence who were admitted to inpatient rehabilitation at a Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) center. Relationships between fecal incontinence and demographic, injury severity, and functional outcome variables were examined using analysis of variance. The incidence of fecal incontinence was 68 percent at admission to rehabilitation, 12.4 percent at rehabilitation discharge, and 5.2 percent at 1-year follow-up. Several factors were found to be associated with a greater likelihood of bowel incontinence including increased age and greater injury severity.
Author(s):
Foxx-Orenstein, Amy; Kolakowsky-Hayner, Stephanie; Marwitz, Jennifer H.; Cifu, David X.; Dunbar, Ann; Englander, Jeffrey; Francisco, Gerard
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