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
Wilde, M. H., Bliss, D. Z., Booth, J., Cheater, F. M., & Tannenbaum, C. (2014). Self-management of urinary and fecal Incontinence: employing evidence-based strategies can help patients take better control. American Journal of Nursing, 114(1), 38-45. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000441794.78032.f9