14 | Bowel and Bladder Management

Bowel and Bladder Management - Medical and Social Challenges

General Introduction

For persons living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) or spinal cord disease (SCD), problems associated with bowel and/or bladder functioning are common and have serious consequences for both health maintenance and participation, and ultimately for quality of life.

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The comprehensive assessment of Marco’s functioning took into account the perspective of Marco (patient perspective) as well as his rehabilitation team (health professional perspective). Marco's and the rehabilitation team's perspectives were quite similar. The assessment results were documented in the ICF Assessment Sheet.

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Over the course of the Rehab-Cycle® Marco showed continuous improvements, reaching the majority of the goals he and his rehabilitation team had set out to achieve.

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Having to deal with bowel and bladder problems is difficult for anybody. It is even worse if it becomes chronic. For persons living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) or spinal cord disease (SCD) bowel and bladder dysfunction often becomes the centre of their lives.

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