Self-management of urinary and fecal incontinence

Mary H Wilde, Donna Z Bliss, Joanne Booth, Francine M Cheater, Cara Tannenbaum

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    Widely used by patients to control symptoms of chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and arthritis, self-management can also help patients with urinary or fecal incontinence. The authors discuss the principles of self-management, the behaviors and skills self-managing patients need to acquire, and the nurse's role in reinforcing their use. They then describe strategies that can be incorporated within the framework of self-management to control urinary, fecal, or dual incontinence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)38-45; quiz 47, 46
    JournalAmerican Journal of Nursing
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


    • Fecal Incontinence
    • Humans
    • Nurse's Role
    • Self Care
    • Self Efficacy
    • Urinary Incontinence

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