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Urinary incontinence

Deirdre Daly introduces this section of the course on incontinence.

Our key message is that it’s never normal to leak urine when you don’t mean to, and you should not have to wear a pad or any special type of pants to protect yourself or ‘catch’ any leakage of urine.

You can self assess your incontinence by doing the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire (ICIQ). There are three short questions which will take about two minutes to complete.

Click on this link to get your score.

If you can’t access this link, click on the PDF in the See Also section to read the questions and add up your own score.

We have included some resources on faecal incontinence below.

Note: Filling in the ICIQ will help you self assess your incontinence. This information is not being collected for research and is anonymous.

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