Stress urinary incontinence: treatment and support.

  title={Stress urinary incontinence: treatment and support.},
  author={Kate Williams},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={18 31},
  pages={45-52; quiz 54-6}
  • Kate Williams
  • Published 2004 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the involuntary leakage of urine. It is a common condition with medical and psychological consequences. Many women feel too embarrassed to seek help, therefore nurses must be aware of the symptoms and proactively identify patients. Most women with SUI would prefer to be treated in primary care settings. Specialists become involved when surgery, pelvic floor re-education and drug-based treatments are used. 

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