Urinary incontinence (UI) is the involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (Keilman, 2010). The International Continence Society (ICS) defines the condition as a complaint of involuntary leakage of urine (Abrams, 2002). The involuntary leakage may range from just a few drops to total emptying of the bladder. It can severely, adversely affect a person’s quality of life (QoL) (McCarthy, 2009).
Prevalence and Impact of UI
UI is a debilitating condition and can be quite distressful. The condition becomes more prevalent as the population ages; therefore, extremely common among the elderly (Abrams, 2002). UI is also twice more common in women than in Continue reading...