Self-management of urinary and fecal Incontinence: employing evidence-based strategies can help patients take better control

Mary H. Wilde, Donna Z. Bliss, Joanne Booth, Francine M. Cheater, Cara Tannenbaum

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-45
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Nursing
Volume114
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • fecal incontinence
  • urinary incontinence
  • patient self-management
  • self-efficacy

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