Pelvic physiotherapy in faecal incontinence. [free PhD. thesis]
Fecal incontinence (FI) is defined as the recurrent involuntary excretion of feces in inappropriate places or at inappropriate times. It is a major and highly embarrassing health care problem which affects about 2 to 24% of the adult population. The prevalence increases with age in both men and women.
Physiotherapy interventions are often considered a first-line approach due to its safe and non-invasive nature when dietary and pharmaceutical treatment fails or in addition to this treatment regime.
In this thesis you'll find the state of art for various aspects of the management of patients with FI and outcomes of a few RCT's > from Esther Bols (2011). All rights reserved to the author and Maastricht University.
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