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Treatment of urinary incontinence after stroke in adults

Thomas LH, Cross S, Barrett J, French B, Leathley M, Sutton CJ, Watkins C
Published Online: 
21 January 2009

Urinary incontinence is a common consequence of stroke and has many causes. In early stroke rehabilitation, structured assessment and management of care shows promise in reducing the number of people with urinary incontinence. In the later phases of stroke recovery the use of specialist advisors may be helpful in reducing symptoms associated with urinary incontinence. Even late after stroke, interventions targeted at specific causes of incontinence may be helpful. Unfortunately, all the conclusions were limited by a lack of robust information.