Widely used by patients to control symptoms of chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma,and arthritis, self-management can also help patients with urinary or fecal incontinence. The authors discuss the principles of self-management, the behaviors and skills self-managing patients need to acquire, and the nurse’s role in reinforcing their use. They then describe strategies that can be incorporated within the framework of self-management to control urinary, fecal, or dual incontinence.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||American Journal of Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2014|
- fecal incontinence
- urinary incontinence
- patient self-management