Urinary incontinence is defined as an involuntary leakage of urine and may have multiple causes (Edmunds, 2003). In women, urinary incontinence arises from detrusor instability and stress incontinence. Forty-two per cent of women in the UK have urinary incontinence (Hunskaar et al, 2002). It often occurs due to tissue injury following childbirth, but may also occur as a result of degenerative changes due to hormonal deficiency and neurological defects of the pudendal nerve (Bardsley, ...
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