Intervention Review

Treatment of urinary incontinence after stroke in adults

  1. Lois H Thomas1,*,
  2. Stephen Cross2,
  3. James Barrett3,
  4. Beverley French1,
  5. Michael Leathley1,
  6. Christopher J Sutton4,
  7. Caroline Watkins1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Incontinence Group

Published Online: 23 JAN 2008

Assessed as up-to-date: 13 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004462.pub3

How to Cite

Thomas LH, Cross S, Barrett J, French B, Leathley M, Sutton CJ, Watkins C. Treatment of urinary incontinence after stroke in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004462. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004462.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Central Lancashire, Department of Nursing, Preston, Lancashire, UK

  2. 2

    The Lakes Care centre, Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, Dunkinfield, Cheshire, UK

  3. 3

    Clatterbridge Hospital, Wirral, Merseyside, UK

  4. 4

    University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire School of Health and Postgraduate Medicine, Preston, Lancashire, UK

*Lois H Thomas, Department of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire, Room 434, Brook Building, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, UK.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 23 JAN 2008


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