Nursing Case Study

Your patient is a 48-year-old premenopausal, multiparous female suffering from urinary stress incontinence. She has been doing pelvic floor exercises on her own, following instructions on a patient education handout she got from her doctor, to improve the symptoms, but she is not happy with the results and isn’t sure if she is doing the exercises correctly. She is very upset and embarrassed by her incontinence, but does not want to consider surgery because of the side effects she has heard about, the cost of the surgery and the idea of being under anesthesia. She read about pelvic floor biofeedback on the Internet and wonders if that would be another thing she could try in addition to her exercises to help improve her pelvic floor training. She feels very hindered by the problem and wants her life back.

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