Management of bladder dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis
David Williams Urology specialist nurse, SureCalm Healthcare, Manchester
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system that often has a disabling effect, resulting in reduced quality of life for patients. Bladder dysfunction is a common and distressing symptom. Nurses can have a key role in the management of this symptom by promoting an integrated approach to care, thereby improving bladder control and reducing patient anxiety. This article explores the core elements of a specialist continence assessment in this patient group, and provides a critical overview of treatments used for managing bladder problems.
Nursing Standard. 26, 25, 39-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.02.26.25.39.c8951Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review