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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000441794.78032.f9
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Self-Management of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence

Wilde, Mary H. PhD, RN; Bliss, Donna Z. PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA; Booth, Joanne PhD, RN; Cheater, Francine M. PhD, RN; Tannenbaum, Cara MD, MSc

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Abstract

Overview: Widely used by patients to control symptoms of chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and arthritis, self-management can also help patients with urinary or fecal incontinence. The authors discuss the principles of self-management, the behaviors and skills self-managing patients need to acquire, and the nurse's role in reinforcing their use. They then describe strategies that can be incorporated within the framework of self-management to control urinary, fecal, or dual incontinence.

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