Bowel dysfunction in spinal cord injury

Amara S. Naicker, S. A. Roohi, Amaramalar Selvi Naicker, O. Zaleha

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Abstract

Bowel Dysfunction is one of the least looked at problems in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). The goals of this study are to understand bowel dysfunction in SCI and its effects on quality of life (QOL). Cross-sectional study based on interview and assessment of 41 clients. A majority of them were dissatisfied. Bowel opening time was long in about 65% while 76.6% were incontinent. Socially, approximately half refrained from outings even though 90.3% of them carried out bowel evacuation before going out. Attention to bowel education is necessary to improve social continence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-108
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume63
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

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Spinal Cord Injuries
Cross-Sectional Studies
Quality of Life
Interviews
Education

Keywords

  • Bowel care programme
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Incontinence
  • QOL
  • Spinal cord injury

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  • Medicine(all)

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Naicker, A. S., Roohi, S. A., Selvi Naicker, A., & Zaleha, O. (2008). Bowel dysfunction in spinal cord injury. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 63(2), 104-108.

Bowel dysfunction in spinal cord injury. / Naicker, Amara S.; Roohi, S. A.; Selvi Naicker, Amaramalar; Zaleha, O.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 63, No. 2, 06.2008, p. 104-108.

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Naicker, AS, Roohi, SA, Selvi Naicker, A & Zaleha, O 2008, 'Bowel dysfunction in spinal cord injury', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 104-108.
Naicker AS, Roohi SA, Selvi Naicker A, Zaleha O. Bowel dysfunction in spinal cord injury. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2008 Jun;63(2):104-108.
Naicker, Amara S. ; Roohi, S. A. ; Selvi Naicker, Amaramalar ; Zaleha, O. / Bowel dysfunction in spinal cord injury. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2008 ; Vol. 63, No. 2. pp. 104-108.
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