Urinary Incontinence After Stroke

  • B. I. Buijck
  • D. J. RowberryEmail author


The role of the nurse when signaling problems around the patient’s continence is of great importance. With the theory of the different types of incontinence as a guideline, the knowledge on offering appropriate interventions in the stroke unit is essential. The impact of functional incontinence and the susceptibility to influence thereof, are clarified on the basis of types incontinence: (1) stress incontinence, (2) urge incontinence, (3) mixed incontinence, (4) functional incontinence, (5) overflow incontinence, (6) total Incontinence. Incontinence is a symptom of a disorder in function of the bladder. Depending on the reason for this disorder, materials and/or resources must be used. For instance, support and advice about toilet use, reducing obstacles and improving mobility, preventing and limiting incontinence injury, dealing with embarrassment and social isolation, dealing with cognitive disorders and sight deficits.


Urinary incontinence Stroke Nurse Toilet Prevention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Department of Neurology & Rotterdam Stroke ServiceRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.College of Human and Health ScienceSwansea UniversitySwanseaUK

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