Biofeedback therapy for defecation disorders

Satish Sanku Chander Rao, Paul Enck, Vera Loening-Baucke

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Abstract

Biofeedback therapy is a useful adjunct to conventional treatment for many patients with refractory defecation disorders. This article provides an overview regarding the historical evolution of this treatment together with current perspectives regarding the principles and techniques of performing biofeedback therapy and an assessment of its outcome in adults and pediatric patients with defecation disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-92
Number of pages15
JournalDigestive Diseases
Volume15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

Keywords

  • Biofeedback therapy
  • Constipation
  • Encopresis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Obstructive defecation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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