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A nurse led continence service reduced symptoms of incontinence, frequency, urgency, and nocturia

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Q Does a nurse led continence intervention reduce urinary incontinence and associated symptoms?


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randomised controlled trial.

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3 months.

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Leicestershire and Rutland, UK.

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3746 patients ⩾40 years of age (61% women) who were living in private households and had ⩾1 episode of incontinence several times per month or several times per year plus reported impact of symptoms on quality of life; frequency ⩾ once per hour or twice per hour plus impact; nocturia 3 times per night or twice per night plus impact; or very strong or overwhelming urgency or strong urgency plus impact. …

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  • For correspondence: Dr K S Williams, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. ksw6{at}

  • Source of funding: Medical Research Council, UK.