Fluid intake and urinary incontinence in older community-dwelling women.

  title={Fluid intake and urinary incontinence in older community-dwelling women.},
  author={Th{\'e}r{\`e}se Dowd and Janet M. Campbell and Judith A. Jones},
  journal={Journal of community health nursing},
  volume={13 3},
Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common problem and requires adjustment to self-care. Noninvasive methods to manage UI should be tried first. Although many individuals restrict fluid intake to reduce incontinent episodes, clinical hunches suggest that adequate hydration is more useful in the management of UI. This study was conducted to determine the effects of hydration on the number of UI episodes. Women were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: increase fluid intake by 500 cc, maintain fluid… CONTINUE READING

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