World Continence Week 2018 is held between 18-24 June and is a global initiative run by the World Federation of Incontinence Patients (WFIP), with the approval of the International Continence Society (ICS). The vision is to help improve health, wellness and quality of life for those with continence issues, and to further establish awareness of bladder weakness, pelvic pain and other conditions that impact on the lives of patients and carers.
Cochrane Incontinence works with authors to prepare, maintain and disseminate systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions for incontinence, including prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. The scope of these reviews touches on a wide variety of continence issues, including urinary and faecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, the use of urinary catheters, post-operative urinary retention and night-time and daytime wetting in children.
Below are a variety of Cochrane resources related to World Continence Week.
Highlighted Cochrane reviews:
Take a look at these Evidently Cochrane blog posts featuring Cochrane Incontinence evidence:
- Cochrane evidence on catheter washouts: from Twitter to the bedside. The founder of WeNurses reflects on how Cochrane evidence surrounding catheter washouts helped her challenge and change a patient’s care.
- Urinary catheter care: what does the evidence say? A blog for nurses that looks to the Cochrane Library for evidence to inform practice on urinary catheter care.
- Urinary catheters tweetchat: evidence and practice. A summary of a tweetchat surrounding evidence and practice relating to urinary catheters.
- Short-term catheterisation: considerations for best practice. A blog for nurses on Cochrane evidence, and reflections on what clinicians need to consider for best practice.
- Intermittent catheterisation: informed choices? Looking at the evidence on intermittent catheterisation for long-term bladder management and reflecting on its implications for practice and future research.
- Incontinence-associated dermatitis: untangling evidence and practice. Considers the evidence on treating the skin condition, as well as some of the challenges of applying evidence to practice.
Brief Economic Commentaries added to eight Cochrane Incontinence reviews
Brief Economic Commentaries (BECs) have been added to eight existing Cochrane Incontinence reviews. The reviews all focus on different surgical approaches to stress urinary incontinence in women, and a full list of these reviews can be viewed here.
Find out more about how the BECs were incorporated into the evidence in a blog by Patricia Aluko via the Cochrane Economics Methods website here.
Find all of Cochrane Incontinence’s reviews on the Cochrane Library.