Urinary Incontinence: Evaluation and Diagnosis
Urinary incontinence is one of the most common urologic conditions diagnosed in older adults. It is imperative that clinical practitioners have a working knowledge of the different types of urinary incontinence and the factors that can cause this for older patients. This approach is critical in order to correctly diagnose urinary incontinence and to help make therapeutic decisions. It is indeed the starting point of management for all patients with urinary incontinence regardless of the clinical setting, including the outpatient clinic, acute care hospital, rehabilitation unit, or long-term care facility. This chapter presents an overview of the various types of urinary incontinence and methods for clinical evaluation and diagnosis.
KeywordsUrinary Incontinence Stress Urinary Incontinence Bladder Outlet Obstruction Urge Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength
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