00017 Stress urinary incontinence

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00017 Stress urinary incontinence

Definition of the NANDA label

Stress urinary incontinence is a state in which the individual presents an emission of urine in quantities of less than 50 ml, caused by an increase in intra-abdominal pressure.

Sudden leakage of urine with activities that increase intra-abdominal pressure.

Defining characteristics

  • Urine dribbling as intra-abdominal pressure increases.
  • Pollakiuria (frequency greater than one urination every two hours).
  • Urination urgency.

Related factors

  • Degenerative changes or hypotonia in the pelvic muscles and supporting structures related to aging.
  • Factors that favor an increase in intra-abdominal pressure:
    – Obesity.
    – Pregnancy.
  • Bladder emptying disorders.
  • Excessive bladder distention between urination.

Associated condition

  • Degenerative changes in pelvic floor muscles
  • Increase in intra-abdominal pressure
  • Intrinsic urethral sphincter deficiency


  • Urinary continence.
  • Urinary elimination.
  • Tissue integrity: skin and mucous membranes.


  • Urinary incontinence care.
  • Pelvic floor exercises.
  • Management of urinary elimination.
  • Perineal care.
  • Management of urinary incontinence.
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