Social and personal consequences of acquired bowel dysfunction for persons with spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Social and personal consequences of acquired bowel dysfunction for persons with spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45930.
Journal:
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2000, vol. 23, issue 4, pp 263-269
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the impact of bowel dysfunction on quality of life and community integration of people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Consumers with SCI were surveyed by telephone concerning bowel dysfunction, bowel management, barriers to community integration, and satisfaction with 4 life domains: free time, friendships, family life, and life in general. Analysis showed that subjective bowel dysfunction and the number of days per month that a respondent had to stay home because of lack of bowel control were associated with barriers to personal relationships, feelings about self, and home life. No statistically significant relationships were found between bowel dysfunction and satisfaction with life.
Author(s):
Roach, Mary J.; Frost, Frederick S.; Creasey, Graham
Author Address(es):

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