Promoting social continence using incontinence management products

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    Abstract

    Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common problem which affects men and women for a variety of reasons. For some people with UI cure is not achievable. For others, time is required to accurately diagnose and treat their urinary symptoms. In order to improve quality of life for people with UI, health professionals require awareness of the products available to achieve social continence. Continence products and devices fall into three categories: collective devices, containment products and occlusive devices. This article provides a brief overview of the more common products available and discusses some of the common benefits and drawbacks to their use
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)12-19
    Number of pages8
    JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
    Volume17
    Issue number9 Suppl.
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • Urinary incontinence
    • Continence services

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