Urinary incontinence nursing diagnoses in patients with stroke


  • Telma Alteniza Leandro Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Thelma Leite de Araujo Universidade Federal do Ceará; Departamento de Enfermagem
  • Tahissa Frota Cavalcante Universidade da Integração Internacional da Lusofonia Afro-Brasileira
  • Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes Universidade Federal do Ceará; Departamento de Enfermagem
  • Tyane Mayara Ferreira de Oliveira Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Ana Cecília Menezes Lopes Universidade Federal do Ceará




OBJECTIVE Identifying the prevalence of Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), Urge urinary incontinence (UUI), Functional urinary incontinence (FUI), Overflow urinary incontinence (OUI) and Reflex urinary incontinence (RUI) nursing diagnoses and their defining characteristics in stroke patients. METHOD A cross-sectional study with 156 patients treated in a neurological clinic. Data were collected through interviews and forwarded to nurses for diagnostic inference. RESULTS 92.3% of the patients had at least one of the studied diagnoses; OUI showed the highest prevalence (72.4%), followed by FUI (53.2%), RUI (50.0%), UUI (41.0%) and SUI (37.8%). Overdistended bladder and reports of inability to reach the toilet in time to avoid urine loss were the most prevalent defining characteristics. A statistically significant association of the defining characteristics with the studied diagnosis was verified. CONCLUSION The five incontinence diagnoses were identified in the evaluated patients, with different prevalence.


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Leandro, T. A., Araujo, T. L. de, Cavalcante, T. F., Lopes, M. V. de O., Oliveira, T. M. F. de, & Lopes, A. C. M. (2015). Urinary incontinence nursing diagnoses in patients with stroke . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 49(6), 923-930. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420150000600007



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