Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly
Urinary incontinence (UI) is a treatable condition and intervention is cost effective both for the individual and for the wider healthcare community (Imamura M, 2010)
However, UI is also an undertreated problem that imposes a significant burden on a person's quality of life as well as that of their caregivers (Senra C, 2015).
The consequences of UI can be devastating; it is also associated with an increased risk of falls and fractures associated with toileting (Brown J, 2000), depression, social isolation, sleep disturbance, effects on skin resulting in moisture lesions, and increased risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) (Holroyd S, 2015).
Any consultation between an older person and a health care professional should include a screening question about continence issues.
If the answer is positive, a full assessment should be offered.
Frequency / Volume chart
Template for the recording of fluid in and output.
International Prostate Symptom Score
Assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms in men (LUTS).
Urinary Incontinence is one of 4 conditions identified as
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