Incontinence in older women.

  title={Incontinence in older women.},
  author={Patricia S. Goode and Kathryn Larsen Burgio and Holly Elizabeth Richter and Alayne D Markland},
  volume={303 21},
Urinary incontinence is a common geriatric syndrome that affects at least 1 in 3 older women and can greatly diminish quality of life. Incontinence has been associated with increased social isolation, falls, fractures, and admission to long-term care facilities. Often unreported and thus untreated, it is important to include incontinence as part of the review of systems for all older women. Using the case of Mrs F, we highlight the chronicity of incontinence and discuss the evidence base for… CONTINUE READING


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