123130 - Promoting urinary continence in older people: proactive primary care
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This free online learning module includes 15 clinical questions and immediate feedback is provided. There is also an original peer reviewed article written for GPsRelevance to General Practice
- Urinary incontinence is often under-reported and underdiagnosed.
- The prevalence rises with age and frailty, with around one in three women and one in five men over the age of 85 years experiencing severe bladder or bowel.
- GPs are well placed to support older people with urinary incontinence.
- This article will help GPs identify reversible factors contributing to urinary incontinence, recognise when specialist referral is required, individualise the management approach and co-ordinate long-term management.