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Behavioral therapy for urinary incontinence in elderly women: an experience of trans personal care

MOJ Gerontology & Geriatrics
Barbara Martins Corrêa da Silva,1 Claudia Feio da Maia Lima,2 Célia Pereira Caldas3

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Urinary in continenceis a problem that affects both men and women, being more prevalent in elderly women. Behavioral therapy is an approach developed by nurses to control incontinence and involves several dimensions of the human being, including sexual. The objective is to report the experience of implementing behavioral therapy for urinary incontinence based on Jean Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Care. Six women participated in the study, monitored from July to November 2020. All patients reported improvement in in continence symptoms, five of whom had no involuntary loss of urine. It is not necessary to refer them for surgical treatment or drug therapy. There was an improvement in the elderly woman's self-esteem and engagement for self-care. The study revealed that it is possible to control the urinary incontinence of elderly women and, consequently, contribute to the quality of life, reduce the cost and value the relationship of th eelderly woman with yours exuality.


aged, women, urinary incontinence, negative cumulative, biopsychosocial changes, behavioral therapy, transpersonal care, elderly women, education, promotion, maintenance, geriatric syndromes, iatrogenesis, family failure, cognitive disability, incontinence urinary, fecal conditions