Behavioral therapy for urinary incontinence of elderly woman: a nursing action

Célia Pereira Caldas Ivone Renor da Silva Conceição Rita Marinela da Cruz José Barbara Martins Corrêa da Silva About the authors

The aim of this study was presente to assess the experience of implementation of behavioral therapy for urinary incontinence as a strategy to improve bladder control and quality of life in elderly women. Data were collected from medical records of 12 women who were diagnosed with mixed or stress incontinence. Data are presented descriptively. Three patients had decreased frequency and six patients zeroed losses. Eight patients reported that perineal exercises were the part of therapy that helped most. Six patients reported that behavioral therapy improved self-esteem and self-care. Six patients reported that behavioral therapy helped them to cope with the problem. It is concluded that this procedure should be valued as a nursing action for clinical practice because of its effectiveness notes.

Nursing; Behaviour therapy; Urinary incontinence


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