A bowel diary is a record of when a person passes bowel motions. Some people need help to fill out a bowel diary.
Bowel diaries are usually filled out as part of a continence assessment. It's important to fill out the bowel diary carefully, so it provides useful information for the health care professional. A bowel diary should be kept over seven days and nights.
You will need:
Put this equipment in or near the toilet, so the diary can be filled out each time the person passes a bowel motion.
Wait until the person needs to go to the toilet and give them the help they need.
Need more help? Call the National Continence Helpline on 18OO 33 OO 66 and talk to a continence nurse advisor.
This information is not a substitute for independent professional advice.