|Category||Rehabilitation & Conservative Treatments|
|Keywords||Urinary incontinence/LUTS Self-management Bowel incontinence|
|Target Audience||Nurses, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Researchers|
|Aims and Objectives|
There is a growing need for healthcare interventions that provide individuals with the self-management support they need to take on healthy behaviors and effectively manage their urine and bowel conditions from day to day. This workshop explores the theory behind self-management, and reviews its application to urinary and bowel incontinence, as well as catheter management and other lower urinary tract symptoms (nocturia, urinary frequency). The speakers will address the latest evidence and recent emergence of various paper and on-line tools available to aid patients in self-managing bladder and bowel dysfunction. Case examples will be discussed in an interactive format.