Urinary incontinence (UI), defined as any involuntary leakage of urine, is a common condition in the elderly and is often encountered in primary care practice. Older men experience UI differently than women, and many advertising campaigns have focused their efforts more on women. This CME article describes the four classifications of UI as they relate to urinary symptoms and summarizes the current evidence available on UI as it relates to men. Epidemiology, pathophysiology, impact on quality of life, and management options for various types of UI are discussed. Differing perceptions between the genders are also addressed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geriatrics and Gerontology