Biofeedback and other therapies for the treatment of urinary incontinence in the elderly

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Abstract

Alternative therapies hold potential promise for the treatment of urinary incontinence in the elderly. Assessment and comparisons of the efficacies of such therapies have been hindered by a lack of standardised definitions of urinary incontinence in the study populations, lack of standardization of treatment protocols, inadequate sample sizes, and lack of blinding and appropriate controls. Biofeedback has been the most extensively studied therapy and may provide appropriate adjunctive or primary therapy for select individuals. Other potential therapies, such as acupuncture, hypnosis, and herbal therapies, have not been sufficiently examined to make definitive recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-231
Number of pages8
JournalAlternative Medicine Review
Volume11
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

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Urinary Incontinence
Acupuncture Therapy
Phytotherapy
Therapeutics
Hypnosis
Complementary Therapies
Clinical Protocols
Sample Size
Biofeedback (Psychology)
Population

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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Biofeedback and other therapies for the treatment of urinary incontinence in the elderly. / Cherniack, Evan Paul.

In: Alternative Medicine Review, Vol. 11, No. 3, 01.09.2006, p. 224-231.

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