Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

Urinary Incontinence

urine dipstick

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).

Bladder Diary (Frequency - Volume Chart)

Bladder Diary (Frequency / Volume chart)

Template for the recording of fluid intake, urine output, and other data pertinent to incontinence.

3 days

IPSS

International Prostate Symptom Score

To capture the severity of urinary symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia.

5 min.

Assessment

 

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.

geriatric syndromes

Urinary Incontinence is one of 4 conditions identified as  

Geriatric Syndromes

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