Women's experiences of managing digitation: do we ask enough in primary care?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620820
Title:
Women's experiences of managing digitation: do we ask enough in primary care?
Authors:
Eustice, S.; Endacott, Ruth; Morris, J.; Shankar, R.; Kent, B.
Abstract:
The aim of this paper was to consider the available evidence for the current management of pelvic organ prolapse, which is a common presentation in primary care. However, not all women will present, only presenting when symptoms become bothersome. Particular attention was paid to understanding the problem of rectocele and its influence on obstructive defaecation symptoms. The burden of rectocele and its consequences are not truly known. Furthermore, healthcare professionals may not always enquire about bowel symptoms and patients may not disclose them. Complex emotions around coping and managing stress add to the challenges with seeking healthcare. Therefore, the impact on the lived experience of women who have difficulty with rectal emptying can be significant. The review identified a dearth of knowledge about women living with the problem of obstructive defaecation resulting in the use of digitation. Improving the management of digitation, an under-reported problem, is necessary to improve the quality of life for women. Primary care needs to increase access to conservative measures for women struggling with bothersome symptoms, such as constipation, the need to digitate or anxiety.
Citation:
Women's experiences of managing digitation: do we ask enough in primary care? 2018, 9 (8):2054270418783616 JRSM Open
Publisher:
Royal Society of Medicine
Journal:
JRSM open
Issue Date:
Aug-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620820
DOI:
10.1177/2054270418783616
PubMed ID:
30094048
Additional Links:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/30094048/
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2054-2704
Appears in Collections:
Clinical School publications; 2018 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorEustice, S.en
dc.contributor.authorEndacott, Ruthen
dc.contributor.authorMorris, J.en
dc.contributor.authorShankar, R.en
dc.contributor.authorKent, B.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-25T15:25:27Z-
dc.date.available2018-09-25T15:25:27Z-
dc.date.issued2018-08-
dc.identifier.citationWomen's experiences of managing digitation: do we ask enough in primary care? 2018, 9 (8):2054270418783616 JRSM Openen
dc.identifier.issn2054-2704-
dc.identifier.pmid30094048-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/2054270418783616-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/620820-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper was to consider the available evidence for the current management of pelvic organ prolapse, which is a common presentation in primary care. However, not all women will present, only presenting when symptoms become bothersome. Particular attention was paid to understanding the problem of rectocele and its influence on obstructive defaecation symptoms. The burden of rectocele and its consequences are not truly known. Furthermore, healthcare professionals may not always enquire about bowel symptoms and patients may not disclose them. Complex emotions around coping and managing stress add to the challenges with seeking healthcare. Therefore, the impact on the lived experience of women who have difficulty with rectal emptying can be significant. The review identified a dearth of knowledge about women living with the problem of obstructive defaecation resulting in the use of digitation. Improving the management of digitation, an under-reported problem, is necessary to improve the quality of life for women. Primary care needs to increase access to conservative measures for women struggling with bothersome symptoms, such as constipation, the need to digitate or anxiety.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Medicineen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/30094048/en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to JRSM open. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License (http:// www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://uk.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).en
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Gynaecologyen
dc.titleWomen's experiences of managing digitation: do we ask enough in primary care?en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalJRSM openen
dc.type.versionPublisheden
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