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Rethinking the effectiveness of defecation postures and practices: it’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it!

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posted on 16.12.2019, 13:17 by Charles Edgar, M Sohail, Sue Cavill
This paper reports on a piece of research to investigate the effectiveness of defecation postures and anal cleansing method. The research compared how long each bowel movement took on a pedestal toilet with and without a footstool. Volunteers were asked to compare the two positions for speed as well as stress/strain on the body. The effectiveness of the method of anal cleansing was also rated by a subset of the volunteers. Although the study was conducted using volunteers in the UK, the findings have international relevance for sanitation marketing and hygiene promotion programmes.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Waterlines

Volume

36

Issue

4

Pages

367-374

Citation

EDGAR, C., SOHAIL (KHAN), M. and CAVILL, S., 2017. Rethinking the effectiveness of defecation postures and practices: it’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it! Waterlines, 36(4), pp.367-374.

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© Practical Action Publishing

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

11/08/2017

Publication date

2017-10-01

Copyright date

2017

Notes

© Practical Action Publishing, 2017. The definitive, peer-reviewed and edited version of this article (Version of Scholarly Record) is published in Waterlines, 36(4), pp.367-374, https://doi.org/10.3362/1756-3488.17-00019

ISSN

0262-8104

eISSN

1756-3488

Language

en

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