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Topic
Resource Type
03 Poor Bowel Control
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Flip chart

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This brochure explains what poor bowel control is, what causes it and how it can be helped.

07 Dementia and Bladder and Bowel Control
Type
Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet explains why dementia may cause or make urinary incontinence and faecal incontinence worse. It offers management strategies for incontinence and where to go for help.

Arthritis and bladder and bowel
Type
Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet provides information about arthritis and how it can affect bladder and bowel control.

Caring for Someone with Bladder or Bowel Problems
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Booklet

PDF


A guide for family carers who are caring for someone with incontinence. It includes practical ways to manage bladder and bowel control problems.

Children's Bowel Diary
Type
Fact sheet

PDF


This is a bowel diary specifically designed for children (paediatrics). When completed it can assist health professionals to determine any bowel function problems and if required the development of an individual treatment program.

Chronic heart failure and bladder and bowel
Type
Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet explains how some of the symptoms and treatments of chronic heart failure can lead to bladder and bowel problems. It provides tips on how to manage bladder and bowel problems and where to get help.

Constipation and Bladder and Bowel Control
Type
Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet explains what constipation is and how it can affect bladder control. It suggests strategies for improvement and where to get help.

Diabetes and bladder and bowel
Type
Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet explains how diabetes can affect bladders and bowels. It also provides tips on how to prevent and manage incontinence.

Diabetes and bladder or bowel problems
Type
Brochure

PDF


For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in rural and remote communities, this brochure explains how diabetes affects the bladder and bowel and can lead to wetting yourself. It explains how to improve the problem and where to go for help.

Grog and bladder or bowel problems
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Brochure

PDF


For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in rural and remote communities, this brochure explains how alcohol affects the bladder and bowel and can lead to urinary incontinence and faecal incontinence. It offers tips on how you can help the problem and where to go for help.

Healthy Bladder and Bowel Habits - Easy English
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Booklet

PDF


This booklet outlines the five steps to help men and women keep in control of their bladder and bowel

Healthy Diet and Bowels
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Booklet

PDF


Describes the importance of fibre and how to increase fibre in your diet. Also describes how fibre and fluids work together.

How to Have Better Bowel Control - Easy English
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Booklet

PDF


This booklet explains what poor bowel control is, what causes it and how it can lead to faecal incontinence. Find out how it can be helped.

How your bowel (poo) works (for kids to read)
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Brochure

PDF


This brochure is designed for children and explains in simple terms how the bowel works and tips for good bowel management.

Improving Bowel Function After Bowel Surgery - Practical Advice
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Booklet

PDF


This booklet explains in detail how and why bowel function changes after bowel surgery and gives tips and advice for bowel management and care post surgery.

Looking After Your Bowel: A Guide to Improving Bowel Function
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Booklet

PDF


Bowel problems such as constipation and faecal incontinence affect many people. This booklet provides an overview of bowel problems, how to improve bowel function and contact details for professional help and advice.

Menopause and Bladder and Bowel
Type
Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet explains how the physical symptoms of menopause impacts a woman's control of her bladder and bowel and what can be done about it.

Mental health and bladder and bowel
Type
Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet explains how mental health can affect bladder and bowel control problems. It provides tips on how to prevent and manage incontinence.

Parkinson's Disease and bladder and bowel
Type
Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet explains how Parkinson's Disease affects bladder and bowel control. It provides tips on management options.

Solving common bowel problems - A resource tool for persons with spinal cord injury
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Booklet

PDF


This booklet is an excellent resource for people with a spinal cord injury who have bowel problems. It will assist in assessing and developing an individualised bowel management program. It is also suitable for people caring for someone with a spinal cord injury and a bowel problem.

Stroke and bladder and bowel
Type
Fact sheet

PDF


This fact sheet provides information about bladder and bowel control after a stroke, including the causes, types of control problems and where to get help.

The Continence Guide: A Guide to Bladder and Bowel Health
Type
Booklet

PDF


A guide for anyone experiencing or caring for someone with bladder or bowel problems. It covers the types and causes of incontinence and the treatment and management options available.

Your Bowel Diary
Type
Fact sheet

PDF


A bowel diary is a record you keep of when and how much faeces (poo) you passed or leaked during the day and overnight. Your health professional will use this information as part of your continence assessment to develop your plan for treatment or management.

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Last Updated: Mon 27, May 2024
Last Reviewed: Sun 22, Mar 2020