MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES

There are a range of management guidelines that have been developed for health professionals and carers to guide and assist them with patient care.

Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women: management (2019)
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (UK).

Nocturnal Enuresis Resource Kit (2nd Edition) 2018
The children's hospital at Westmead; John Hunter Children's Hospital supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Management of faecal incontinence in residential aged care (2018)
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Excellence in continence care (2018)
National Health Service (UK)

Guidance for the provision of absorbent pads for adult incontinence: A consensus document (2017)
Association for Continence Advice UK

Clinical guidelines for stroke management
National Stroke Foundation

Lower urinary tract symptoms in men: management (2015)
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (UK).

Conjoint Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) and Urogynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA) Guidelines on the management of adult nonneurogenic overactive bladder (2015)
Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) and Urogynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA)

Nonsurgical Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians (2014)
Annals of Internal Medicine

Guideline on the clinical investigation of medicinal products for the treatment of urinary incontinence (2013)
European Medicines Agency

Guidelines for the Use of Support Pessaries in the Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (2012)
International Centre for Allied Health Evidence

Overactive bladder syndrome Management and treatment options (2012)
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Urinary incontinence in neurological disease: assessment and management (2012)
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (UK).

First steps in the management of urinary incontinence in community-dwelling older people: A clinical practice guideline for primary clinicians (registered nurses and allied health professionals) Part 1 (2010)
Queensland Health

First steps in the management of urinary incontinence in community-dwelling older people: A clinical practice guideline for primary clinicians (registered nurses and allied health professionals) Part 2 (2010)
Queensland Health

First steps in the management of urinary incontinence in community-dwelling older people: A clinical practice guideline for primary clinicians (registered nurses and allied health professionals) Part 3 (2010)
Queensland Health

Preventing falls and harm from falls in older people (2009)
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Commonwealth of Australia.

Quality Dementia Care 1: Practice in Residential Aged Care Facilities for all Staff (2007)
Dementia Australia.

Faecal incontinence: the management of faecal incontinence in adults (2007)
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (UK).

Guidelines for a palliative approach in residential aged care (2006)
Edith Cowan University, The National Palliative Care Program.

Management of incontinence in general practice (2002)
WA Research Unit of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

REPORTS

There are a range of reports on projects that have been conducted on the management, treatment, prevention and prevalence of incontinence.

Continence in Australia: a Snapshot (2019)
Continence Foundation of Australia

The economic impact of incontinence in Australia (2011)
Deloitte Access Economics, Continence Foundation of Australia

Incontinence in Australia (2013)
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra

Continence outcomes measurement suite together with review of patient satisfaction measures (2006)
Commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, National Continence Management Strategy Program

Effectiveness of non-invasive magnetic stimulation of the pelvic floor in the control of urinary incontinence (2006)
Wallis M, Davies E, Thalib L & Griffiths S

Development of a framework for economic and cost evaluation for continence conditions (2006)
Moore K, Ho MT, Lapsley H, Brown I, Smoker I, Morris A, O'Sullivan R, Green J, Gonski P, Poulos C, Walsh J, Prince W, Gibson-Jones M, Wells L, Shiaxates C, Dowell C, Louey M, Swinfield J, Huckel D

Refining continence measurement tools - final report (2006)
Sansoni J, Marosszeky N, Sansoni E and Hawthorne G

Measuring incontinence in Australia (2006)
Hawthorne, G. Published by the Commonwealth of Australia.

Measuring patient satisfaction with incontinence treatment (2006)
Hawthorne G, Sansoni J, Hayes LM, Marosszeky N and Sansoni E

Patient and carer self-reported incontinence evaluation - provides guidance for management and interventions (2002)
Fonda D, Khera A, Brooks A, Torrance C, Barton R, Powell G & McCay A

Australian continence needs analysis: identification of Australian health studies relevant to incontinence - part 5 (2002)
Bower WF, Chase, JW & Dunham F

"Making Links" - An evaluation of an integrated mulit-disciplinary community-focused model of service delivery for intersectoral transition and community support for people suffering urinary incontinence in the Gold Coast region (2002)
St John W, Wallis M & James H

A care model for management of faecal incontinence for clients receiving care in their homes - final report (2001)
Royal District Nursing Service

Pelvic floor education for new mothers: timing the message for best effect
Tweddle N

CENTRES FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

Helping professionals make informed healthcare decisions

Centres for evidence-based practice are intended to help providers, practitioners and patients make informed decisions about healthcare, and are the most comprehensive, reliable and relevant source of evidence on which to base these decisions.

Cochrane Incontinence Review Group
The Cochrane Incontinence Group is a Collaborative Review Group (CRG) of the Cochrane Collaboration, an international organisation dedicated to informing those who provide or receive health care on the best available evidence.

The Joanna Briggs Institute
Established in 1996, the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) develops and delivers unique evidence-based information, software, education and training designed to improve healthcare practice and health outcomes. The Joanne Briggs Institute critical appraisal tools assist in assessing the trustworthiness, relevance, and results of published papers.

INDEXES AND DATABASES

NICE: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) provides guidance, sets quality standards and manages a national database to improve people’s health and prevent and treat ill health.

PubMed
PubMed® comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

These health databases are available without subscription. There are also a number of databases that index material about incontinence that require subscription. These include Medline, Cinahl and APAIS-Health.

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Last Updated: Mon 07, Sep 2020
Last Reviewed: Sun 05, Apr 2020