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Incontinence fécale: aspects psychologiques et qualité de vie

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Acta Endoscopica (Impact Factor: 0.16). 07/2004; 34(4):555-560. DOI: 10.1007/BF03006349

ABSTRACT L’incontinence fécale est une condition qui amène souvent chez le patient une détresse psychologique. Les aspects psychologiques
de l’incontinence urinaire et ses impacts sur la qualité de vie sont bien connus contrairement aux connaissances que nous
avons sur le sujet en incontinence fécale. L’incidence de troubles psychologiques chez les patients qui consultent pour incontinence
fécale est mal connue. Le biofeedback fait habituellement partie d’un « tout thérapeutique ». Il devrait être considéré comme
un mode de communication plutôt qu’un test d’exploration fonctionnelle.
Fecal incontinence is a very distressing condition. Contrary to urinary incontinence, psychological aspects and effects on
quality of life of fecal incontinence are not well covered in medical literature. The incidence of psychological symptoms
in incontinent patients who seek treatment must be evaluated. Biofeedback is usually part of a « package care ». It must be
considered as a mean of communication rather than just a functional exploration test.

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