Study protocol: ICONS: Identifying continence options after stroke: A randomised trial

Lois H. Thomas, Caroline L. Watkins, Beverley French, Christopher Sutton, Denise Forshaw, Francine Cheater, Brenda Roe, Michael J. Leathley, Christopher Burton, Elaine McColl, Jo Booth, The ICONS Project Team, ICONS Patient, Public and Carer Groups

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    Urinary incontinence following acute stroke is common, affecting between 40%-60% of people in hospital after a stroke. Despite the availability of clinical guidelines for urinary incontinence and urinary incontinence after stroke, national audit data suggest incontinence is often poorly managed. Conservative interventions (e.g. bladder training, pelvic floor muscle training and prompted voiding) have been shown to have some effect with participants in Cochrane systematic reviews, but have not had their effectiveness demonstrated with stroke patients.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number131
    Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2011

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