The Problem of Urinary Incontinence

  • Kathryn Larsen Burgio
  • Louis D. Burgio
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Abstract

Urinary incontinence is a disorder that is seen in individuals of every age but is most prevalent among people 65 years of age and older. A significant number of otherwise healthy men and women develop difficulties with bladder control as they grow older. Studies of community populations report that 6–15% of elderly men and 11–50% of elderly women experience urinary incontinence (Feneley, Shepherd, Powell, & Blannin, 1979; Yarnell, Voyle, Richards, & Stephenson, 1981). Incontinence is even more common in nursing homes, where 38–56% of residents have uncontrolled urine loss (Jewett, Fernie, Holliday, & Pirn, 1981; U.S. DHEW, 1975).

Keywords

Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Floor Stress Incontinence Urge Incontinence Bladder Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn Larsen Burgio
    • 1
  • Louis D. Burgio
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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