Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

Knowledge, skills and benefits


Stroke often causes individuals to be incontinent of urine and or faeces. Incontinence may cause individuals to refuse to drink or eat. It may affect their mood and it increases the risk of pressure sores. There are many factors which contribute to incontinence – addressing these can help the problem.


To be aware of the problem, and to be able to deal with it in a sensitive manner which minimises the individual’s distress.

Benefits to the individual

The frequency, physical and emotional effects of incontinence will be minimised.

Page last reviewed: 29 Jan 2020