Non-surgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: Diagnosis and Comparative Effectiveness
What To Discuss With Your Patients and Their Caregivers
In discussing non-surgical treatment options for UI with patients and their caregivers, some topics that can refer to the clinical evidence about these interventions are:
The benefits and low risks of adverse effects from treatments other than drugs, such as special exercises.
The importance of adherence to exercise protocols to achieve continence or improve severity of UI.
The likelihood of benefits and adverse effects associated with UI drug treatments.
- Shamliyan T, Wyman J, Sainfort F, et al. Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: Diagnosis and Comparative Effectiveness. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 36 (Prepared by the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10064-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 11(12)-EHC074-EF. Available at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ui.cfm.
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