Urinary dysfunction: assessment and management in stroke patients
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Urinary dysfunction: assessment and management in stroke patients

Katharine Jamieson Research assistant, Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Research Unit, Glasgow Caledonian University NHS Lanarkshire
Marian Brady Reader, Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Research Unit, Glasgow Caledonian University NHS Lanarkshire
Catherine Peacock Continence nurse manager, NHS Lanarkshire

Continence care is a high priority during the rehabilitative process following stroke. Effective continence care can significantly improve the quality of life of patients and carers. A lack of knowledge and understanding of the likely causes of incontinence can lead to a failure to adopt the correct care strategies, which may in turn cause incontinence. Nurses are given little training and support in continence care, yet a basic level of training and the ability to assess potential problems may improve rehabilitation progress and outcomes.

Nursing Standard. 25, 3,49-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.09.25.3.49.c7991

Correspondence

kja3@gcu.ac.uk.

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review