Introduction: Faecal incontinence is the involuntary loss of liquid or solid stool with or without the patient's awareness. Biofeedback, a technique used to increase patient awareness of physiological processes not normally considered to be under voluntary control, is a safe, conservative first-line therapy that has been shown to reduce symptom severity and improve patient quality of life. The Townsville Hospital, a publicly funded regional hospital with a large rural catchment area, offers anorectal biofeedback for patients with faecal incontinence, constipation and chronic pelvic pain. The aim of this report is to describe the effect of the biofeedback treatment on the wellbeing of regional and rural participants in a study of biofeedback treatment for faecal incontinence in the Townsville Hospital clinic. Methods: There were 53 regional 14 male and 19 rural 5 male participants mean age
Bio-feedback treatment of fecal incontinence: Where are we, and where are we going?
What is Biofeedback? - Bladder & Bowel Community
Originally published on: April 6th, Last modified on July 15th, Biofeedback is a technique which is designed to help strengthen your urethral and anal sphincter muscles and pelvic floor muscles and help you to gain control over your bladder. Biofeedback can help you learn which muscles to use, when to use them and how hard to contract them to prevent leakage. There are several types of biofeedback but one is where a probe is inserted into the vagina for women or back passage for men. The pressure exerted onto the probe when you squeeze your muscles, as if you were trying to avoid passing water, will be displayed on a computer screen. Your physiotherapist or specialist nurse will instruct you how and when you have to squeeze your muscles to provide effective control over your bladder.
Biofeedback therapy for faecal incontinence: a rural and regional perspective
Objective: To define the role of biofeedback in fecal incontinence and constipation. Design: A case series of patients with fecal incontinence or constipation with pelvic floor dysfunction. Setting: Tertiary care center with an anorectal physiology laboratory.
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Correspondence to: Dr. Fecal incontinence is a disabling disease, often observed in young subjects, that may have devastating psycho-social consequences. In the last years, numerous evidences have been reported on the efficacy of bio-feedback techniques for the treatment of this disorder.