Journal article

Prevalence, impact and specialised treatment of urinary incontinence in women with chronic lung disease

BM Button, AE Holland, MS Sherburn, J Chase, JW Wilson, AT Burge

PHYSIOTHERAPY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine in women with clinically stable chronic lung disease (CLD) and healthy women; (1) prevalence of urinary incontinence; (2) risk factors for urinary incontinence; (3) effects of a standard course of specialised physiotherapy treatment (PT) in women with CLD. DESIGN: Prospective prevalence study; PT study in CLD subgroup. SETTING: Tertiary metropolitan public hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Women with cystic fibrosis (CF, n=38), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, n=27) and 69 healthy women without CLD. PT study - 10 women with CLD. INTERVENTIONS: Five continence PT sessions over 3 months. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Prevalence and impact of incontinence (questionnaire), nu..

View full abstract