Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)


Background

Incontinence can affect the bladder (urinary incontinence) and/or the bowels (faecal incontinence).

Incontinence after stroke can be caused by many factors including:

  1. Physiologically (related to the area of the brain affected by the stroke)
  2. Functional (related to the resulting disability)
  3. Reduced cognitive levels (disorders of the thinking process)
  4. Other factors

Page last reviewed: 29 Jan 2020