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Topic Suggestion Description

Date submitted: October 31, 2008

1. Your Nomination - Please briefly describe in your own words the question about a health care test or treatment that interests or concerns you:

DYSFUNCTIONAL ANAL SPHINCTER... CAUSES AND TREATMENTS AVAILABLE: NONE KNOWN TO ME AT PRESENT EXCEPT ANALPLASTY OR TIGHTENING DONE X2 AT OVER FIVE YEAR PERIOD. REMAINS A PROBLEM STILL. REQUEST ASSISTANCE.

2. Why do you think your question is important? (you may select more than one category if appropriate)
 My question relates to a very common disease or problem

 People with this disease or problem have considerable health or financial hardships

 There is uncertainty about how well the test, treatment, or intervention works

 There is significant potential for side effects/harms using this test, treatment, or intervention

 Funding of this test, treatment, or intervention is uncertain or variable

 There is unequal access or application of this health care intervention across providers

 There is potential for cost savings from better information on this subject

 This is a new technology/development

 There is new evidence of clinical and/or cost effectiveness for this test, treatment, or intervention

 Other

3. What illness or health condition is related to your question? (You can also specify a particular health-promoting activity, such as breast-feeding)
FECAL INCONTINENCE X5YEARS
4. What group(s) or patients does your question apply to?
MOSTLY WOMEN
5. What is the specific purpose of the health care test or treatment you have a question about? (mark all that you think apply)
Identification of a disease or condition:

 Screening or diagnosis/identification for a particular disease, or risk assessment for a disease

 Risks or harms that can come from a disease identification tool or test

 Diagnostic tests and tools

 Diagnosis of co-occurring diseases

 Intervention (such as a drug treatment, therapy, device)

 Management of a condition or particular system of care

 Delivery of a health service

 Referral

 Risks or harms associated with treatment of a disease or condition

 Prevention or health promotion

 Specific population health concerns, such as ethnic group or gender

 Other

 Dont know

6. Does your question include a comparison of different health care approaches?
Yes

If yes, please list what you would like to see compared:

DIFFERENT SURGERIES AND RESEARCH AS TO CAUSEHOSPITALS AND DOCTORS WHO SPECIALIZE
7. Desired Health Improvements: If you question focuses on:
Identification of a particular disease or condition, what improvements in identification or diagnosis would you like to see?

IDENTIFICATION OF CAUSES FOR PREVENTION AND SPECIALISTS WHO SPECIFICALLY DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM TO RESOLVE IT OTHER THAN COLOSTOMY.....


Treatment of a particular disease or condition, what improvements in patient symptoms or problems would you like to see?
MORE RESEARCH ON SUBJECT AS TO CAUSES AND DIFFERENT TREATMENTS...
8. Harms: Are there risks, side effects, or harms you are concerned about? If yes, please specify what those are:
MAINLY AVOIDANCE OF COLOSTOMY SIMPLY MORE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PROBLEM....
9. Based on your answers to the previous questions, what research question(s) would you like to have answered?
RESEARCH AS TO WHY THIS HAPPENS AND THE VARIOUS FORMS OF TREATMENT.
10. Are there health-care focused, disease-focused, or patient-focused organizations that you see as being relevant to this issue? Who do you think we should contact as we consider your nomination?
PATIENT FOCUSED ORGANIZATIONS WHO SUFFER THE SAME PROBLEM AND HOW THEY DEAL WITH IT. LITTLE LITERATURE ABOUT CAUSES WOULD HELP AS WELL AS BEST TREATMENTS AVAILABLE...
11. Other Information About You (OPTIONAL)
In order to help us understand the context of your health care question, it would be helpful to know more about you. The answers you give will not influence the progress of your suggestion. Thank you.
a. Please choose a description that best describes your role or perspective: (you may select more than one category if appropriate)

Nurse



b. Is there any other information about you that is relevant to your question?

NO


c. Are you making a suggestion as an individual or on behalf of an organization?

 Individual

 Organization