Urge incontinence in postmenopausal women.

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  • Author(s): Palmer, Sarah Jane
  • Source:
    British Journal of Community Nursing (BR J COMMUNITY NURS), Apr2020; 25(4): 168-172. (5p)
  • Publication Type:
    Article - exam questions, pictorial
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      Registered nurse and freelance writer, based at the Department of Work and Pensions as a disability analyst
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      This article explores the social and physical issue of urge incontinence among postmenopausal women. This condition can severely inhibit the activities of the affected individual on a daily basis for fear of embarrassment due to its unpredictability. Urge incontinence is usually of mixed aetiology, and the symptoms are primarily the sudden onset of micturition unexpectedly in any situation. The treatments focus on the non-surgical support that can be given. Various physical therapies such as bladder training and core-stabilising exercises can be recommended, alongside counselling over the subject, and a range of medical treatments are available if non-medical treatments do not work, such as antimuscarinic drugs or as a last resort, botulinum type A injections. The psychosocial aspect is important, and the approach to care should be sensitive and empathetic. Use of 'I can't wait' cards is a helpful recommendation to those who wish to live a more active life but worry they are unable to queue in a long wait for the toilet. Review of fluid intake and existing medications, such as diuretics for use in heart failure, should also be considered, alongside lifestyle advice.
    • Journal Subset:
      Core Nursing; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Nursing; Peer Reviewed; Public Health; UK & Ireland
    • ISSN:
      1462-4753
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 9815827
    • Publication Date:
      20200411
    • Publication Date:
      20200415
    • DOI:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.4.168
    • Accession Number:
      142635171
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PALMER, S. J. Urge incontinence in postmenopausal women. British Journal of Community Nursing, [s. l.], v. 25, n. 4, p. 168–172, 2020. DOI 10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.4.168. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=142635171. Acesso em: 18 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Palmer SJ. Urge incontinence in postmenopausal women. British Journal of Community Nursing. 2020;25(4):168-172. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.4.168
    • APA:
      Palmer, S. J. (2020). Urge incontinence in postmenopausal women. British Journal of Community Nursing, 25(4), 168–172. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.4.168
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Palmer, Sarah Jane. 2020. “Urge Incontinence in Postmenopausal Women.” British Journal of Community Nursing 25 (4): 168–72. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.4.168.
    • Harvard:
      Palmer, S. J. (2020) ‘Urge incontinence in postmenopausal women’, British Journal of Community Nursing, 25(4), pp. 168–172. doi: 10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.4.168.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Palmer, SJ 2020, ‘Urge incontinence in postmenopausal women’, British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 168–172, viewed 18 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Palmer, Sarah Jane. “Urge Incontinence in Postmenopausal Women.” British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. 25, no. 4, Apr. 2020, pp. 168–172. EBSCOhost, doi:10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.4.168.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Palmer, Sarah Jane. “Urge Incontinence in Postmenopausal Women.” British Journal of Community Nursing 25, no. 4 (April 2020): 168–72. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.4.168.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Palmer SJ. Urge incontinence in postmenopausal women. British Journal of Community Nursing [Internet]. 2020 Apr [cited 2020 Sep 18];25(4):168–72. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=142635171