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Effects of a multi-media course on urinary incontinence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9110836     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Urinary incontinence is a complicated problem, both in terms of diagnosis and treatment. There are, however, quite a few therapies for its treatment. Teleac, a Dutch broadcasting company for adult education, has offered people who suffer from urinary incontinence 'a training therapy' on a distance. This therapy consists of exercise of the lower pelvic muscles, bladder training, relaxation exercises, and advice on posture. On average, there were 140,000 viewers per broadcast. After the course, 51% of the students experienced an improvement of their urinary incontinence. Also, 83% were satisfied with the result of the course. The results suggest that a mass media approach offers major opportunities for secondary prevention of urinary incontinence.
A H Niewijk; W B Weijts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Patient education and counseling     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0738-3991     ISO Abbreviation:  Patient Educ Couns     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-01     Completed Date:  1997-05-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406280     Medline TA:  Patient Educ Couns     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-103     Citation Subset:  N    
Teleac Foundation, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy*
Middle Aged
Patient Education as Topic / methods*
Program Evaluation
Urinary Incontinence / prevention & control*
Video Recording

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