The relationship between urinary bladder control and gait in women

Joanne Booth, Lorna Paul, Daniel Rafferty, Carolyn MacInnes

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Urinary incontinence and OAB are associated with increased falls risk in older people suggesting a potential relationship between bladder functioning and control of gait. To begin to understand the possible interaction between
gait and bladder control this exploratory study aimed to examine the effects of controlling the bladder on gait parameters in healthy adult women.Thirty-six continent women (mean age 50.8 15.8 years), participated in
this observational cohort study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalNeurourology and Urodynamics
Issue number1
Early online date12 Jun 2012
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013


  • falls
  • urinary incontinence
  • gait
  • urology


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