Urinary incontinence: an augmented prompted void approach.

K. A. McCormick, L. D. Burgio, B. T. Engel, A. Scheve, E. Leahy

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Continence improves from 44.7% dryness at baseline to 54.7% at the end of treatment, an improvement of 22%, or about one incontinent episode per day. Urinary incontinence is improved in cognitively impaired residents by augmenting the prompted voiding procedure with a bellpad. Bladder behavior changes with behavioral treatment strategies, because the volume voided into an appropriate receptacle increased an average of 26 mL per 2 hours. Reimbursement policies should not exclude treatment of the severely cognitively impaired nor the immobile in nursing homes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-10
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of gerontological nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Gerontology

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    McCormick, K. A., Burgio, L. D., Engel, B. T., Scheve, A., & Leahy, E. (1992). Urinary incontinence: an augmented prompted void approach. Journal of gerontological nursing, 18(3), 3-10.