Chapter 28. Incontinence MTM Data Set
Which type of incontinence is the same as overactive bladder (OAB)?
d. Functional incontinence
All of the following are reversible causes of urinary incontinence EXCEPT:
A 70-year-old female reports episodes of incontinence at nighttime to her primary care provider. She admits to drinking gingerale immediately before bedtime. She has a past medical history significant for hypertension, and takes amlodipine 5 mg once daily. Which is an appropriate recommendation for treatment of incontinence in this patient?
a. Change from amlodipine to hydrochlorothiazide to decrease incontinence.
b. Start oxybutynin 5 mg once daily.
c. Limit fluid intake prior to bedtime.
d. Begin cranberry supplements 3 times daily.
Which of the following best defines functional incontinence using living room language?
a. Urinary incontinence consisting of an urgent need to go to the bathroom, possibly without making it in time and leaking urine.
b. Urinary incontinence due to a physical problem such as arthritis or dementia preventing one from getting to the bathroom in time.
c. Urinary incontinence as a result of increased pressure in the gut, such as laughing, coughing, or exercising.
d. Urinary incontinence as a result of a physical disability that prevents one from successfully arriving at the bathroom before urination occurs.
All of the following are recommended as appropriate behavioral therapies for a patient to discuss with her/his healthcare provider regarding overactive bladder EXCEPT:
b. pelvic floor muscle training.
c. taking an antispasmodic medication such as oxybutynin.
d. bladder control strategies.