Behavioral treatment

Chapter

Abstract

  • Behavioral interventions are a group of treatments that improve incontinence by changing women's habits or teaching them continence skills. Behavioral interventions include self-monitoring with a bladder diary, PFM training and exercise, active use of PFMs to prevent urine loss, urge suppression strategies, urge avoidance, scheduled voiding, delayed voiding, fluid management, weight loss, and other lifestyle changes. In general, these treatments are safe and without the risks and side effects of some other therapies. However, they require the active participation of a motivated woman and usually take some time and persistence to reach maximum benefit. Behavioral treatments have been recognized for their efficacy by the 1988 Consensus Conference on Urinary Incontinence in Adults1 and the Guideline for Urinary Incontinence in Adults developed by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research2. © 2008 Springer-Verlag London.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 10

  • 3540198601
  • International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781852339685
  • Start Page

  • 215
  • End Page

  • 220