Quality of Life

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Patients receiving Solesta experienced a 3X greater improvement in their Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life (FIQOL) Lifestyle score vs. the control group1

Fecal Incontinence can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life- limiting your daily activities and affecting your relationships. However, some people avoid seeking treatment because of embarrassment or feeling that this is a part of growing older. 

The Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life (FIQOL) Scale measures the impact fecal incontinence has on a patient’s life.2

The scale consists of a questionnaire that measures four categories: Lifestyle, Coping & Behavior, Embarrassment and Depression & Self-Perception:2

  • Category ranges: 1-4 for Lifestyle, Coping & Behavior and Embarrassment; 1-6 for Depression & Self-perception

Results from the Solesta Pivotal Trial with 206 patients surveyed using the FIQOL scale:3

Measured impact on quality of life1

  • 3X greater improvement in Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life (FIQOL) Lifestyle score for patients receiving Solesta vs control group1

  • >50% improved Embarrassment and Coping/Behavior scores at 12 months





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  1. Solesta [Package Insert]. Santa Barbara, CA: Palette Life Sciences.

  2. Rockwood TH, Church JM, Fleshman JW, et al. Fecal incontinence quality of life scale: quality of life instrument for patients with fecal incontinence. Dis Colon Rectum. 2000;43:9-16.

  3. Graf W, Mellgren KE, et al; for NASHA Dx Study Group. Efficacy of dextranomer in stabilised hyaluronic acid for treatment of faecal incontinence: a randomised, sham-controlled trial. Lancet. 2011;377(9770):997-1003.