Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

15: Incontinence

Introduction and Learning Points


This activity looks into the knowledge and skills required to enable health and social care staff to be aware of the problems of incontinence after stroke and be able to deal with it in a way which minimises the individuals distress.

NB: Information within this module is due to be reviewed. Updated content will appear here shortly.

Learning Points:

  • Explain the factors which may cause an individual to be incontinent following stroke
  • Describe how incontinence following stroke may affect an individual’s well-being
  • Outline methods which may be used to identify incontinence problems following stroke
  • Identify strategies to assist an individual experiencing incontinence problems following stroke

Page last reviewed: 29 Jan 2020