St. Mark’s Fecal Incontinence Grading System (FIGS)

St. Mark’s Fecal Incontinence Grading System (FIGS) 2018-07-25T16:30:56+00:00

St. Mark’s Fecal Incontinence Grading System (FIGS)

Description: A measure of fecal incontinence based on the type and frequency of anal incontinence (gas, fluid, solid) and the impact on daily life, the need to wear a pad or plug, the use of constipation medication, and the presence of surgery [1].

Format: Not available.

Scoring: Scores range from 0 (complete continence) to 24 (complete incontinence) with higher scores indicating severe symptoms.

Administration and Burden: Not available.

Psychometrics for SCI: Not available.

Languages: English.

QoL Concept: The FIGS is a Health-Related QoL measure, which corresponds to Box C (achievements) on Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Not available.

 

**CLICK ON THE LISTED SECONDARY HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE RIGHT TO READ HOW THE FIGS HAS BEEN USED WITH A PARTICULAR CONDITION**

 

References:

  1. Vaizey C, Carapeti E, Cahill J, Kamm M. Prospective comparison of faecal incontinence grading systems. Gut 1999;44:77-80.