Rethinking the effectiveness of defecation postures and practices: it’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it!
journal contributionposted on 2019-12-16, 13:17 authored by Charles Edgar, M SohailM 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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CitationEDGAR, 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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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