Intervention Protocol

Lifestyle interventions for the treatment of urinary incontinence in adults

  1. Mari Imamura1,*,
  2. Kate Williams2,
  3. Mandy Wells3,
  4. Catherine McGrother4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Incontinence Group

Published Online: 8 SEP 2010

Assessed as up-to-date: 6 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003505.pub4


How to Cite

Imamura M, Williams K, Wells M, McGrother C. Lifestyle interventions for the treatment of urinary incontinence in adults (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD003505. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003505.pub4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Academic Urology Unit, Aberdeen, UK

  2. 2

    University of Leicester, Department of Health Sciences, Leicester, UK

  3. 3

    NHS Devon, Integrated Bladder and Bowel Care Services, Exeter, Devon, UK

  4. 4

    University of Leicester, Dept of Health Sciences, Leicester, Leicestershire, UK

*Mari Imamura, Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK. m.imamura@abdn.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 8 SEP 2010

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Abstract

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  2. 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.