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Table 1 Fecal incontinence score according to Vaizey et al. [28]

From: A randomized physiotherapy trial in patients with fecal incontinence: design of the PhysioFIT-study

Incontinent Never Rarely Sometimes Weekly Daily
Solid stool 0 1 2 3 4
Liquid stool 0 1 2 3 4
Gas 0 1 2 3 4
Alteration in lifestyle 0 1 2 3 4
     No Yes
Need to wear a pad or plug 0 2
Taking constipating medication 0 2
Lack of ability to infer defecation for 15 minutes 0 4
  1. Minimum score = 0 = perfect continence; maximum score = 24 = totally incontinent Never: no episodes in the past 4 weeks; rarely: one episode in the past 4 weeks; sometimes: > 1 episode in the past 4 weeks, but < once a week; weekly: one or more episodes a week but < one a day; daily: one or more episodes a day