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Lifestyle interventions for the treatment of urinary incontinence in adults

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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objective of the review is to determine the effectiveness of specific lifestyle interventions in the management of adult urinary incontinence.

We wish to make the following comparisons:

1) weight loss by obese or overweight adults versus no treatment;

2) decreasing fluid intake per se or reduction in caffeine, tobacco, fizzy drinks or alcohol consumption versus no treatment;

3) restricting strenuous physical forces versus no treatment;

4) reducing high levels of, or increasing low levels of, physical activity versus no treatment ;

5) dietary changes versus no treatment ;

6) smoking cessation versus no treatment ;

7) treating constipation versus no treatment ;

8) any lifestyle interventions, either alone or in combination, versus other lifestyle interventions or pharmacological and other conservative therapies.