Chapter 6. Promoting Continence

  1. Dr Jane Williams Consultant Nurse chair member3,
  2. Professor Lin Perry Professor of Nursing Research member4 and
  3. Professor Caroline Watkins President member5
  1. Kathryn Getliffe Visiting Professor1 and
  2. Wendy Brooks Stroke Nurse Consultant2

Published Online: 3 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318838.ch6

Acute Stroke Nursing

Acute Stroke Nursing

How to Cite

Getliffe, K. and Brooks, W. (2010) Promoting Continence, in Acute Stroke Nursing (eds J. Williams, L. Perry and C. Watkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318838.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

  2. 4

    University of Technology Sydney and the Northern Network Hospitals, South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Health, Australia

  3. 5

    Clinical Practice Research Unit, School of Nursing and Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

  2. 2

    Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, Carshalton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161046

Online ISBN: 9781444318838



  • promoting continence;
  • urinary incontinence in community - and bladder problem symptoms;
  • good continence care - militating against effects of stroke;
  • UK National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke (Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party 2008a);
  • urinary incontinence post-stroke cause;
  • stress incontinence - urinary incontinence upon exertion;
  • impaired functional status - urinary incontinence by inhibiting effective toileting skills;
  • voiding difficulties, retention of urine–hyporeflexia;
  • transient causes of urinary incontinence;
  • overactive bladder and bladder training


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Bladder problems and urinary incontinence

  • Bowel problems and bowel care

  • Conclusion

  • References