M. Sørensen, L. Ryttergaard, C. Stenz
Neurourology and Urodynamics
Hypothesis / aims of study Anal incontinence (AI) can have distressing physical, emotional and psychosocial consequences. Fear and shame of involuntary loss of solid stool often cause self-imposed isolation, thus limiting the patients’ life. In patients with AI, knowledge about developing and implementation a patient education program is scant. The present study aims to examine the outcomes of a group-based patient education program for women with AI. We hypothesise that one-third of the patients do not need further treatment. Further we expect a reduction in severity of incontinence and an increase in quality of life.