Stress urinary incontinence: treatment and support
Kate Williams Senior research fellow in nursing, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the involuntary leakage of urine. It is a common condition with medical and psychological consequences. Many women feel too embarrassed to seek help, therefore nurses must be aware of the symptoms and proactively identify patients. Most women with SUI would prefer to be treated in primary care settings. Specialists become involved when surgery, pelvic floor re-education and drug-based treatments are used.
Nursing Standard. 18, 31,45-52. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.04.18.31.45.c3590
Published in print: 14 April 2004Peer review
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