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Prevalence of faecal incontinence in community-dwelling older people in Bali, Indonesia

By I Gede Putu Darma Suyasa, Lily Dongxia Xiao, Penelope Ann Lynn, Pawel Piotr Skuza and Janice Betty Paterson


Author version made available in accordance with Publisher policy. Under 12 month embargo from date of publication [14 April 2014]. \ud \ud This is the accepted version of the following article: [Suyasa, I. G. P. D., Xiao, L. D., Lynn, P. A., Skuza, P. P. and Paterson, J. (2014), Prevalence of faecal incontinence in community-dwelling older people in Bali, Indonesia. Australasian Journal on Ageing.], which has been published in final form at [doi: 10.1111/ajag.12141]. In addition, authors may also transmit, print and share copies with colleagues, provided that there is no systematic distribution of the submitted version, e.g. posting on a listserve, network or automated delivery.Aim\ud \ud To explore the prevalence rate of faecal incontinence in community-dwelling older people, associated factors, impact on quality of life and practices in managing faecal incontinence.\ud Method\ud \ud Using a cross-sectional design, 600 older people aged 60+ were randomly selected from a population of 2916 in Bali, Indonesia using a simple random sampling technique. Three hundred and three participants were interviewed (response rate 51%).\ud Results\ud \ud The prevalence of faecal incontinence was 22.4% (95% confidence interval (CI) 18.0–26.8). Self-reported constipation (odds ratio (OR) 3.68, 95% CI 1.87–7.24) and loose stools (OR 2.66, 95% CI 1.47–4.78) were significantly associated with faecal incontinence. There was a strong positive correlation between total bowel control score and total quality-of-life score (P < 0.001, rs = 0.61) indicating significant alterations in quality of life. The current management practices varied from changing diet, visiting health-care professionals, and using modern and traditional medicines.\ud Conclusion\ud \ud Faecal incontinence is common among community-dwelling older people in Bali

Topics: epidemiology, faecal incontinence, Indonesia, quality of life, risk factor.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1111/ajag.12141
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