This activity explored 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 sensible manner which minimises the individuals distress.
You should now be able to:
- 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
- CHSS Factsheet: Bladder and Bowl Management after stroke [PDF]
- SIGN 118: Management of patients with stroke: Rehabilitation, prevention and management of complications, and discharge planning [PDF, 1.26MB]
- Brittain K R, Peet S M, Castleden C M. (1998) Stroke and Incontinence, Stroke 29: 524-528
- Patel M, Coshall C, Rudd A, Wolfe C. (2001) Natural history and effects on 2-year outcomes of urinary incontinence after stroke. Stroke 32 (1): 122-127.
- Nice Guidelines on Urinary Incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women: management: NG 123 (Apr 2019)
- Urinary incontinence in women: QS77 (Jan 2015)
- Nice Faecal Incontinence Pathway Overview (2013)
- Faecal Incontinence in Adults: QS54 (Feb 2014)
Page last reviewed: 30 Jan 2020