Lifestyle interventions for the treatment of urinary incontinence in adults
Editorial Group: Cochrane Incontinence Group
Published Online: 8 SEP 2010
Assessed as up-to-date: 6 JUL 2010
Copyright © 2010 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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.
- Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
- Published Online: 8 SEP 2010
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.