The nature and severity of urinary incontinence in post-natal women

O`Connell, Beverly, Hanna, Barbara, Bailey, Susan, Walsh, Helen and Prosser, Amy 2002, The nature and severity of urinary incontinence in post-natal women, Contemporary nurse : a journal for the Australian nursing profession, vol. 13, no. 2-3, pp. 158-168.

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Title The nature and severity of urinary incontinence in post-natal women
Author(s) O`Connell, Beverly
Hanna, Barbara
Bailey, Susan
Walsh, Helen
Prosser, Amy
Journal name Contemporary nurse : a journal for the Australian nursing profession
Volume number 13
Issue number 2-3
Start page 158
End page 168
Publisher EContent Management Pty Ltd
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2002-10
ISSN 1037-6178
1839-3535
Keyword(s) urinary
incontinence
post-natal
Summary This study investigated the frequency, nature and experience of urinary incontinence in post-natal women. Surveys were completed by 224 women, 50% of whom indicated that they had experienced accidental urine loss. The majority of women who had experienced any symptoms were moderately to greatly bothered by them. A variety of strategies were used to manage the problem; however, 42% of the women who experienced accidental urine loss had taken no action to ease the problem. Women received information about urinary incontinence and pelvic floor exercises from a variety health care professionals, but this was not consistently provided. The implications of these findings are discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001594

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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