Urinary incontinence nursing diagnoses in patients with stroke * * Extracted from the dissertation "Prevalência de diagnósticos de enfermagem de incontinência urinária em pacientes com acidente vascular cerebral," Universidade Federal do Ceará, 2014.

Diagnósticos de enfermería de incontinencia urinaria en pacientes con accidente vascular cerebral

Telma Alteniza Leandro Thelma Leite de Araujo Tahissa Frota Cavalcante Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes Tyane Mayara Ferreira de Oliveira Ana Cecília Menezes Lopes About the authors



Identifying the prevalence of Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), Urge urinary incontinence (UUI), Functional urinary incontinence (FUI), Overflow urinary incontinence (OUI) and Reflex urinary incontinence (RUI) nursing diagnoses and their defining characteristics in stroke patients.


A cross-sectional study with 156 patients treated in a neurological clinic. Data were collected through interviews and forwarded to nurses for diagnostic inference.


92.3% of the patients had at least one of the studied diagnoses; OUI showed the highest prevalence (72.4%), followed by FUI (53.2%), RUI (50.0%), UUI (41.0%) and SUI (37.8%). Overdistended bladder and reports of inability to reach the toilet in time to avoid urine loss were the most prevalent defining characteristics. A statistically significant association of the defining characteristics with the studied diagnosis was verified.


The five incontinence diagnoses were identified in the evaluated patients, with different prevalence.

Nursing Diagnosis; Urinary Incontinence; Stroke

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