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Overview

  • Kathryn L. Burgio, PhD, is a behavioral psychologist, Professor in the School of Medicine, Director of the UAB Continence Program, and Research Director of the UAB Genitourinary Disorders Center. She directs the Behavioral Sciences Section and the Behavioral Medicine Program in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. She is also Associate Director for Research at the Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), Birmingham VA Medical Center.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Influence of Diabetes-Related Support on Aerobic Activity Among Older African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes 2019
    2019 U.S. Adolescent and Adult Women's Experiences Accessing and Using Toilets in Schools, Workplaces, and Public Spaces: A Multi-Site Focus Group Study to Inform Future Research in Bladder Health 2019
    2019 Behavioral therapy for urinary symptoms in Parkinson's disease: A randomized clinical trial 2019
    2019 Reply to: “Suggestions for Vitamin D Supplementation for Urgency Urinary Incontinence Study” 2019
    2019 Comparing Vitamin D Supplementation Versus Placebo for Urgency Urinary Incontinence: A Pilot Study 2019
    2019 Kilocalorie expenditure and all-cause mortality in older male veterans and nonveterans 2019
    2019 Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Research Consortium focus group Study of Habits, Attitudes, Realities, and Experiences of Bladder health 2019
    2018 Cluster analysis of multiple chronic conditions associated with urinary incontinence among women in the USA 2018
    2018 Effect of Group-Administered Behavioral Treatment on Urinary Incontinence in Older Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial 2018
    2018 Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends Comprehensive Heartcare for Patients and Caregivers (ENABLE CHF-PC): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial 2018
    2018 Enabling advance directive completion: Feasibility of a New Nurse-supported advance care planning intervention 2018
    2018 Increased odds of bladder and bowel symptoms in early Parkinson's disease 2018
    2018 Report and Research Agenda of the American Geriatrics Society and National Institute on Aging Bedside-to-Bench Conference on Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults: A Translational Research Agenda for a Complex Geriatric Syndrome 2018
    2018 The Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium: A Transdisciplinary Approach Toward Promoting Bladder Health and Preventing Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women Across the Life Course 2018
    2018 A Behavioral Weight Loss Program and Nonurinary Incontinence Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Overweight and Obese Women with Urinary Incontinence: A Secondary Data Analysis of PRIDE 2018
    2018 “They said on the death certificate… but really what i think happened”: Characterizing cause of death in VA medical centers 2018
    2017 Continuation of non-essential medications in actively dying hospitalised patients 2017
    2017 Development and Validation of a Quantitative Measure of Adaptive Behaviors in Women with Pelvic Floor Disorders 2017
    2017 Psychometric evaluation of an online and paper accidental bowel leakage questionnaire: The ICIQ-B questionnaire 2017
    2016 An ethic of heroism shapes next of kin’s perceptions of veterans’ end-of-life care in veterans affairs medical centers 2016
    2016 Pilot Results from a Randomized Trial in Men Comparing Alpha-Adrenergic Antagonist versus Behavior and Exercise for Nocturia and Sleep 2016
    2016 Shared Risk Factors for Constipation, Fecal Incontinence, and Combined Symptoms in Older U.S. Adults 2016
    2016 Prevalence, Awareness, and Understanding of Pelvic Floor Disorders in Adolescent and Young Women 2016
    2016 Vitamin D and incident urinary incontinence in older adults 2016
    2016 Combined Tolterodine and Vaginal Estradiol Cream for Overactive Bladder Symptoms after Randomized Single-Therapy Treatment 2016
    2016 Development and validation of a diabetes self-management instrument for older African-Americans 2016
    2016 Care Transition Experiences of Older Veterans and Their Caregivers 2016
    2016 Racial differences in processes of care at end of life in VA medical centers: Planned secondary analysis of data from the BEACON trial 2016
    2016 Conservative management for female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse review 2013: Summary of the 5th International Consultation on Incontinence 2016
    2016 “He’s on his dying bed”: Next-of-kin’s experiences of the dying body 2016
    2015 Pelvic-floor-muscle-training adherence "modifiers": A review of primary qualitative studies - 2011 ICS State-of-the-Science Seminar research paper III of IV 2015
    2015 Low-dose 17-β-estradiol cream for vaginal atrophy in a cohort without prolapse: Serum levels and vaginal response including tissue biomarkers associated with tissue remodeling 2015
    2015 Predictors of physical restraint use in hospitalized veterans at end of life: An analysis of data from the BEACON trial 2015
    2015 The impact of veteran status on life-space mobility among older black and white men in the deep south 2015
    2015 Incidence and predictors of anal incontinence after obstetric anal sphincter injury in primiparous women 2015
    2015 Loperamide Versus Psyllium Fiber for Treatment of Fecal Incontinence: The Fecal Incontinence Prescription (Rx) Management (FIRM) Randomized Clinical Trial 2015
    2015 Pain Self-Management in HIV-Infected Individuals with Chronic Pain: A Qualitative Study 2015
    2015 “I Was Ready to Take Him Home”: Next-of-Kin’s Accounts of Loved One’s Death During Hospice and Palliative Care Discussions in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers 2015
    2014 Impact of a hospice emergency kit for veterans and their caregivers: A prospective cohort study 2014
    2014 Comparison of 2 transvaginal surgical approaches and perioperative behavioral therapy for apical vaginal prolapse: The OPTIMAL randomized trial 2014
    2014 Exploring the affective dimension of the life review process: Facilitators’ interactional strategies for fostering personhood and social value among older adults with early dementia 2014
    2014 Findings of universal cystoscopy at incontinence surgery and their sequelae 2014
    2014 Prevalence and trends of symptomatic pelvic floor disorders in U.S. women 2014
    2014 "Don't get weak in your compassion": Bereaved next of kin's suggestions for improving end-of-life care in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers 2014
    2014 Erratum: Individualised pelvic fl oor muscle training in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POPPY): A multicentre randomised controlled trial (The Lancet (2014) 383 (760-62)) 2014
    2014 Erratum: Pelvic floor muscle training for pelvic organ prolapse (Lancet (2014) 383 (760-762)) 2014
    2014 Fesoterodine prescription fill patterns and evaluation of the your way patient support plan for patients with overactive bladder symptoms and physicians 2014
    2014 Formative Evaluation of a Multi-Component, Education-Based Intervention to Improve Processes of End-of-Life Care 2014
    2014 Military exposure and urinary incontinence among American men 2014
    2014 Pelvic floor muscle training for pelvic organ prolapse 2014
    2014 The fluctuation of nocturia in men with lower urinary tract symptoms allocated to placebo during a 12-month randomized, controlled trial 2014
    2013 Update on behavioral and physical therapies for incontinence and overactive bladder: The role of pelvic floor muscle training 2013
    2013 Urinary incontinence in the 12-month postpartum period 2013
    2013 Efficacy of adding behavioural treatment or antimuscarinic drug therapy to α-blocker therapy in men with nocturia 2013
    2013 "He got his last wishes": Ways of knowing a loved one's end-of-life preferences and whether those preferences were honored 2013
    2013 Adherence to behavioral interventions for stress incontinence: Rates, barriers, and predictors 2013
    2013 Caffeine and urinary incontinence in US women: Editorial comment 2013
    2013 Impact of behaviour and lifestyle on bladder health 2013
    2013 Association of low dietary intake of fiber and liquids with constipation: Evidence from the national health and nutrition examination survey 2013
    2013 Patient satisfaction after midurethral sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence 2013
    2013 Hospice emergency kit for veterans: A pilot study 2013
    2013 Caffeine and urinary incontinence in US women 2013
    2013 Caffeine intake and its association with urinary incontinence in United States men: Results from national health and nutrition examination surveys 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 2013
    2013 Pelvic floor symptoms and bone mineral density in women undergoing osteoporosis evaluation 2013
    2012 "Wrapped in their arms": Next-of-kin's perceptions of how hospital nursing staff support family presence before, during, and after the death of a loved one 2012
    2012 Diagnosis and treatment of overactive bladder (non-neurogenic) in adults: AUA/SUFU guideline 2012
    2012 Opioid pain medication orders and administration in the last days of life 2012
    2012 Do-not-resuscitate orders in the last days of life 2012
    2012 A randomized trial of urodynamic testing before stress-incontinence surgery 2012
    2012 Weight loss prevents urinary incontinence in women with type 2 diabetes: Results from the look AHEAD trial 2012
    2012 "A room full of chairs around his bed": Being present at the death of a loved one in veterans affairs medical centers 2012
    2012 Vitamin D status: a review with implications for the pelvic floor. 2012
    2011 Behavioral versus drug treatment for overactive bladder in men: The male overactive bladder treatment in veterans (MOTIVE) trial 2011
    2011 Changes in urodynamic measures two years after burch colposuspension or autologous sling surgery 2011
    2011 Urinary incontinence in older adults 2011
    2011 Expanding the notion of researcher distress: The cumulative effects of coding 2011
    2011 Behavioral therapy to treat urinary incontinence in Parkinson disease 2011
    2011 Incontinence 2011
    2011 Prevalence of nocturia in United States men: Results from the national health and nutrition examination survey 2011
    2011 The role of urgency, frequency, and nocturia in defining overactive bladder adaptive behavior 2011
    2011 The authors reply 2011
    2011 Behavioral therapy with or without biofeedback and pelvic floor electrical stimulation for persistent postprostatectomy incontinence: A randomized controlled trial 2011
    2011 Correlates and predictors of patient satisfaction with drug therapy and combined drug therapy and behavioral training for urgency urinary incontinence in women 2011
    2011 Mixed incontinence: Comparing definitions in non-surgical patients 2011
    2011 Response letter to Dr. Lisi 2011
    2011 Undernutrition at Baseline and Health Services Utilization and Mortality Over a 1-Year Period in Older Adults Receiving Medicare Home Health Services 2011
    2011 Vitamin D and lower urinary tract symptoms among Us men: Results from the 2005-2006 national health and nutrition examination survey 2011
    2011 Weight loss improves fecal incontinence severity in overweight and obese women with urinary incontinence 2011
    2010 Patient satisfaction with stress incontinence surgery 2010
    2010 Adherence to behavioral interventions for urge incontinence when combined with drug therapy: Adherence rates, barriers, and predictors 2010
    2010 Author response 2010
    2010 Effect of weight loss on urinary incontinence in overweight and obese women: Results at 12 and 18 months 2010
    2010 Prevalence of urinary incontinence in men: Results from the national health and nutrition examination survey 2010
    2010 Effects of combined behavioral intervention and tolterodine on patient-reported outcomes 2010
    2010 Factors impacting quality of life in women with fecal incontinence 2010
    2010 Incidence and risk factors for fecal incontinence in black and white older adults: A population-based study 2010
    2010 Combined behavioral and individualized drug therapy versus individualized drug therapy alone for urge urinary incontinence in women 2010
    2010 Incontinence in older women 2010
    2010 Reliability and Predictive Validity of Energy Intake Measures from the 24-Hour Dietary Recalls of Homebound Older Adults 2010
    2010 The association of nocturia with incident falls in an elderly community-dwelling cohort 2010
    2010 Continence pessary compared with behavioral therapy or combined therapy for stress incontinence: A randomized controlled trial 2010
    2010 Contributors to satisfaction with combined drug and behavioral therapy for overactive bladder in subjects dissatisfied with prior drug treatment 2010
    2010 Predictors of variability in urinary incontinence and overactive bladder symptoms 2010
    2010 Improving urinary incontinence in overweight and obese women through modest weight loss 2010
    2010 Prevalence and correlates of nocturia in community-dwelling older adults 2010
    2010 The effects of drug and behavior therapy on urgency and voiding frequency 2010
    2009 Design of the Value of Urodynamic Evaluation (ValUE) trial: A non-inferiority randomized trial of preoperative urodynamic investigations 2009
    2009 Behavioral Treatment of Urinary Incontinence, Voiding Dysfunction, and Overactive Bladder 2009
    2009 Practical aspects of lifestyle modifications and behavioural interventions in the treatment of overactive bladder and urgency urinary incontinence 2009
    2009 Prevalence and risk factors for urinary incontinence in overweight and obese diabetic women: Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) study 2009
    2009 Combined Effects of Behavioral Intervention and Tolterodine in Patients Dissatisfied With Overactive Bladder Medication 2009
    2009 Weight loss to treat urinary incontinence in overweight and obese women 2009
    2009 Associated factors and the impact of fecal incontinence in women with urge urinary incontinence: from the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network's Behavior Enhances Drug Reduction of Incontinence study 2009
    2009 Weight loss to treat urinary incontinence in overweight and obese women 2009
    2009 Fecal incontinence in obese women with urinary incontinence: prevalence and role of dietary fiber intake 2009
    2009 One-year outcomes of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) mid-urethral slings in overweight and obese women 2009
    2009 Predictors of outcomes in the treatment of urge urinary incontinence in women 2009
    2009 Sphincter tears in primiparous women: Is age a factor? 2009
    2008 Prevalence of symptomatic pelvic floor disorders in US women 2008
    2008 Behavioral therapy to enable women with urge incontinence to discontinue drug treatment: A randomized trial 2008
    2008 Optimism in Women Undergoing Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy for Pelvic Organ Prolapse 2008
    2008 UIJ - Behavior therapy to enable drug discontinuation in the treatment of urge incontinence: A randomized controlled trial 2008
    2008 UIJ - Randomized trial of a behavioral weight loss program for urinary incontinence in overweight and obese women 2008
    2008 UIJ - Weight loss improves urinary incontinence in overweight/obese women through 18 months 2008
    2008 Population Based Study of Incidence and Predictors of Urinary Incontinence in Black and White Older Adults 2008
    2008 Identifying and responding to ethical and methodological issues in after-death interviews with next-of-kin 2008
    2008 Correlates of urinary, fecal, and dual incontinence in older African-American and white men and women 2008
    2008 A multidimensional approach to understanding under-eating in homebound older adults: The importance of social factors 2008
    2008 Intraabdominal pressure changes associated with lifting: implications for postoperative activity restrictions 2008
    2008 Obesity and pelvic floor disorders: A systematic review 2008
    2008 Outcomes of combination treatment of fecal incontinence in women 2008
    2008 Palliative care intervention for choice and use of opioids in the last hours of life 2008
    2008 Urodynamic characterization of obese women with urinary incontinence undergoing a weight loss program: The Program to Reduce Incontinence by Diet and Exercise (PRIDE) trial 2008
    2007 Impact of Urinary Incontinence in Morbidly Obese Women Versus Women Seeking Urogynecologic Care 2007
    2007 Non-surgical management of stress urinary incontinence: Ambulatory treatments for leakage associated with stress (ATLAS) trial 2007
    2007 Changes in urinary and fecal incontinence symptoms with weight loss surgery in morbidly obese women 2007
    2007 Pelvic-floor strength in women with incontinence as assessed by the Brink scale 2007
    2007 Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Quality of Life and Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Irritative Bladder and Obstructive Voiding Symptoms in Women Planning to Undergo Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy for Advanced Pelvic Organ Prolapse 2007
    2007 Risk factors for fecal and urinary incontinence after childbirth: The childbirth and pelvic symptoms study 2007
    2007 The effect of age on short-term outcomes after abdominal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse 2007
    2007 Burch colposuspension versus fascial sling to reduce urinary stress incontinence 2007
    2007 Bladder symptoms 1 year after abdominal sacrocolpopexy with and without Burch colposuspension in women without preoperative stress incontinence symptoms 2007
    2007 Teaching and practicing of pelvic floor muscle exercises in primiparous women during pregnancy and the postpartum period 2007
    2007 The impact of fecal and urinary incontinence on quality of life 6 months after childbirth 2007
    2006 Development of the Measure of Adaptations for Pelvic Symptoms (MAPS): The importance of incorporating the female patient's voice 2006
    2006 Fecal and urinary incontinence in primiparous women 2006
    2006 Global ratings of patient satisfaction and perceptions of improvement with treatment for urinary incontinence: Validation of three global patient ratings 2006
    2006 Interest in research participation among hospice patients, caregivers, and ambulatory senior citizens: Practical barriers or ethical contraints? 2006
    2006 Risk factors for anal sphincter tear in multiparas 2006
    2006 Outcomes with porcine graft placement in the anterior vaginal compartment in patients who undergo high vaginal uterosacral suspension and cystocele repair 2006
    2006 Preoperative biofeedback assisted behavioral training to decrease post-prostatectomy incontinence: A randomized, controlled trial 2006
    2005 Factors associated with incontinence frequency in a surgical cohort of stress incontinent women 2005
    2005 Regret, satisfaction, and symptom improvement: Analysis of the impact of partial colpocleisis for the management of severe pelvic organ prolapse 2005
    2005 Improving processes of hospital care during the last hours of life 2005
    2005 Effects of behavioral and drug therapy on nocturia in older incontinent women 2005
    2005 Prevalence and correlates of fecal incontinence in community-dwelling older adults 2005
    2005 Stress urinary incontinence in active elderly women 2005
    2005 Tension-free vaginal tape: A prospective subjective and objective outcome analysis 2005
    2005 The effect of the presence of others on caloric intake in homebound older adults 2005
    2005 Urinary and anal incontinence in morbidly obese women considering weight loss surgery 2005
    2004 Current perspectives on management of urgency using bladder and behavioral training. 2004
    2004 Nonsurgical Treatment of Urinary Incontinence 2004
    2004 Medical and Self-care Practices Reported by Women with Urinary Incontinence 2004
    2004 Behavioral treatment options for urinary incontinence. 2004
    2004 Obstructive sleep apnea, nocturia and polyuria in older adults 2004
    2004 Pelvic floor electrical stimulation did not improve the efficacy of behavioural training for stress incontinence 2004
    2003 Predictors of outcome in the behavioral treatment of urinary incontinence in women. 2003
    2003 Factors associated with women's decisions to seek treatment for urinary incontinence 2003
    2003 Prevalence and outcomes of continence surgery in community dwelling women 2003
    2003 Effect of Behavioral Training with or Without Pelvic Floor Electrical Stimulation on Stress Incontinence in Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial 2003
    2003 Proceedings of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases International Symposium on epidemiologic issues in urinary incontinence in women 2003
    2003 Measurement characteristics of a voiding diary for use by men and women with overactive bladder 2003
    2003 Biofeedback did not improve the results of behavioural training for urge urinary incontinence in older women 2003
    2003 Burden of stress urinary incontinence for community-dwelling women 2003
    2003 Cadaveric fascia lata sling for stress urinary incontinence: A prospective quality-of-life analysis 2003
    2003 Predictors of outcome in the behavioral treatment of urinary incontinence in women 2003
    2003 Urinary incontinence in the 12-month postpartum period 2003
    2002 Behavioral training with and without biofeedback in the treatment of urge incontinence in older women: A randomized controlled trial 2002
    2002 Influence of behavior modification on overactive bladder. 2002
    2002 Urodynamic changes associated with behavioral and drug treatment of urge incontinence in older women 2002
    2002 Effects of age and causal attribution to aging on health-related behaviors associated with urinary incontinence in older women 2002
    2002 Risk factors associated with anal sphincter tear: A comparison of primiparous patients, vaginal births after cesarean deliveries, and patients with previous vaginal delivery 2002
    2002 Teaching and maintaining behavior management skills in the nursing home 2002
    2002 Timed-event sequential analysis of agitation in nursing home residents during personal care interactions with nursing assistants 2002
    2001 Psychological improvements associated with behavioral and drug treatment of urge incontinence in older women 2001
    2001 Reliability assessment of the bladder diary for urinary incontinence in older women 2001
    2000 Combined behavioral and drug therapy for urge incontinence in older women 2000
    2000 Epidemiology and natural history of urinary incontinence 2000
    2000 Measurement of postvoid residual urine with portable transabdominal bladder ultrasound scanner and urethral catheterization 2000
    1999 Sleep-disordered breathing as a mechanism for nocturia: preliminary findings. 1999
    1999 Effects of urge urinary incontinence on quality older people 1999
    1998 Behavioral vs drug treatment for urge urinary incontinence in older women: A randomized controlled trial 1998
    1998 Teaching and maintaining behavior management skills with nursing assistants in a nursing home 1998
    1998 Outcome measures for research of lower urinary tract dysfunction in frail older people 1998
    1998 The social significance of food and eating in the lives of older recipients of meals on wheels 1998
    1997 Behavioral interventions for incontinence in ambulatory geriatric patients 1997
    1997 Nocturia and nocturnal urine production in obstructive sleep apnea 1997
    1997 Nutritional status of urban homebound older adults 1997
    1997 Pharmacologic treatment of lower urinary tract dysfunction in geriatric patients 1997
    1996 An interdisciplinary approach to the assessment and behavioral treatment of urinary incontinence in geriatric outpatients 1996
    1996 Editors note: The above letter was referred to the authors of the original article, and their reply follows 1996
    1996 Nocturnal enuresis in community-dwelling older adults 1996
    1996 Psychosocial issues in geriatric urology: Problems in treatment and treatment seeking 1996
    1996 Urinary incontinence during pregnancy in a racially mixed sample: Characteristics and predisposing factors 1996
    1995 Self-care behaviors of older women with urinary incontinence. 1995
    1994 Behavioral therapy: practical approach to urinary incontinence. 1994
    1994 Constipation in the Elderly: Influence of Dietary, Psychological, and Physiological Factors 1994
    1994 Treatment Seeking for Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults 1994
    1993 Physiologic and psychologic characteristics of an elderly population with chronic constipation 1993
    1992 An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Assessment and Behavioral Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Geriatric Outpatients 1992
    1992 Psychological Evaluation of Patients with Severe Idiopathic Constipation: Which Instrument to Use 1992
    1992 Urinary incontinence. Why people do not seek help. 1992
    1991 Assessing toileting skills and habits in an adult day care center. 1991
    1991 Normative patterns of diurnal urination across 6 age decades 1991
    1991 Prevalence, incidence and correlates of urinary incontinence in healthy, middle-aged women 1991
    1991 The relationship between external anal and external urethral sphincter activity in continent women 1991
    1990 Behavioral and Pharmacological Treatment of Persistent Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly 1990
    1990 Behavioral training for stress and urge incontinence in the community 1990
    1990 Biofeedback‐Assisted Behavioral Training for Elderly Men and Women 1990
    1990 Institutional staff training and management: A review of the literature and a model for geriatric, long-term-care facilities 1990
    1990 Pelvic floor muscle exercise for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence: III. Effects of two different degrees of pelvic floor muscle exercises 1990
    1989 Biofeedback in treatment of urinary incontinence in stroke patients 1989
    1989 Increasing Ambulation in Elderly Clients of an Adult Day Care Center 1989
    1989 Behavioral training for post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence 1989
    1988 Advances in urinary incontinence management in the elderly. 1988
    1988 Behavioral Training for Urinary Incontinence in Elderly Ambulatory Patients 1988
    1986 Behavior therapies for urinary incontinence in the elderly 1986
    1986 Behavioral gerontology: application of behavioral methods to the problems of older adults. 1986
    1986 Increasing distance and independence of ambulation in elderly nursing home residents. 1986
    1986 Effects of Performance Expectancy and Self-Focused Attention on Social Interaction 1986
    1986 The role of biofeedback in Kegel exercise training for stress urinary incontinence 1986
    1985 Urinary incontinence in the elderly. Bladder-sphincter biofeedback and toileting skills training. 1985
    1985 Biofeedback Treatment of Fecal Incontinence in Geriatric Patients 1985
    1984 Cognition and psychopathology: An analysis of social introversion and self-statements 1984
    1984 Incontinence: an update on nursing care measures. 1984

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2008 Preface 2008

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2014 Urinary incontinence: Nonsurgical treatments.  141-168. 2014
    2008 Behavioral treatment.  215-220. 2008
    2008 Overactive bladder.  246-252. 2008
    2007 Bladder training and behavioural training.  127-131. 2007

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Burgio's clinical research interests are in the field of Behavioral Medicine and include health behaviors, treatment seeking, genito-urinary disorders (such as urinary incontinence and nocturia), bowel disorders (such as irritable bowel syndrome and constipation), eating and nutrition in older adults, mobility, behavior problems associated with dementia, and staff training and management in the nursing home. Since 1981, her research has focused on the epidemiology and treatment of urinary incontinence, with emphasis on behavioral treatments. Her research agenda in incontinence has included investigations of its prevalence and risk factors and clinical studies of the effectiveness of behavioral treatment with a variety of populations. She has worked on developing and refining treatment techniques such as biofeedback training for bladder control and tested the procedures in middle-aged and older men and women, post-prostatectomy patients, and stroke patients. Her work has helped to streamline behavioral procedures, clarify their advantages and limitations, understand the role of various components, explore the mechanisms of their effects, and establish their effectiveness in older adults with stress or urge incontinence. She is currently lead investigator on two NIH-funded clinical trials. and co-principal investigator on a third.
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Deep South Resource Center For Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Deep South Resource Center in Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) - Administrative Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Pathways to LUTS Prevention: A Model for Public Education, Behavioral Skills, and Early Detection  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2020
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Administration Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Analysis Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Community Liaison Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Investigator Development Core  awarded by NIH - National Institutes of Health/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Larrell Wilkinson)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Group Learning Achieves Decreased Incidents of Lower Urinary Symptoms  awarded by WILLIAM BEAUMONT HOSPITAL 2013 - 2017
  • Combined Behavioral and Drug Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Men  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2017
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Diversity Supplement - Stephen Gray  awarded by NIH - National Institutes of Health/DHHS 2014 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by VERATHON, INC. 2014 - 2016
  • VAMC POs 521-D27120 & 247-12-P-5068 Aging Women Veterans Project  awarded by VETERANS ADMINISTRATION 2012 - 2013
  • Combined Behavioral and Drug Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Men  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2012
  • Full Name

  • Kathryn Burgio