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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Urinary Incontinence--Diagnosis

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Urinary Incontinence--Diagnosis

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Barry Weiss, MD, Serena Scott MD, Christian O Twiss MD FACS
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
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"Urinary Incontinence--Diagnosis" is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites,  they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
1. List potentially reversible causes of urinary incontinence
2. Use a patient’s symptoms to distinguish stress incontinence from urge incontinence
3. Order the correct laboratory tests for evaluation of patients with urinary incontinence
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