MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO URINARY INCONTINENCE MANAGEMENT: A CASE STUDY

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Esha Asif
Rabia Ali
Sarah Awad
Dr. Elma Sibonghanoy Groenewald
Dr. Coenrad Adolph Groenewald
Tariq Rafique

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Abstract

Background: Urinary incontinence (UI) is a prevalent issue with significant social and economic consequences. Prevalence estimates vary widely, affecting individuals across different age groups, with a notable impact on postmenopausal women and those with neurological conditions.


Objective: This review aims to explore the epidemiology of UI, identify its socioeconomic implications, highlight gaps in healthcare professional training, and discuss strategies for improving UI management through multidisciplinary collaboration.


Methods: A survey targeting healthcare professionals at Niazi Medical College Sargodha (HUG) was conducted to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding UI management. Subsequently, a multidisciplinary reference group was formed to address identified challenges and improve care quality.


Results: Findings from the survey revealed disparities in UI training and knowledge among healthcare professionals. However, there was a consensus on the importance of prioritizing UI care. The establishment of a multidisciplinary reference group aimed to bridge these gaps through evidence-based recommendations, integrated assessment tools, and enhanced training initiatives.


Conclusion: With the adoption of standardized assessment tools and comprehensive evaluation strategies, alongside multidisciplinary collaboration, healthcare professionals can effectively manage UI, thereby improving patient outcomes and quality of life

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