00019 Urge urinary incontinence

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00019 Urge urinary incontinence

Definition of the NANDA label

Urge urinary incontinence is a state in which the individual presents involuntary urine emission immediately after perceiving a sensation of urination urgency.

Involuntary passage of urine occurring soon after a strong sensation or urgency to void.

Defining characteristics

  • Feeling of urinary urgency.
  • Bladder contractions or spasms.
  • Pollakiuria (frequency greater than one urination every 2 hours).
  • Nocturia (more than two urinations per night).
  • Urination of small amounts of urine (less than 100 ml).
  • Urination of a significant amount of urine (more than 550 ml).
  • Unable to access the toilet on time.

Related factors

  • Cystitis.
  • Reduction of bladder capacity due to:
    – Abdominal surgery.
    – Permanent urinary catheter.
    – History of pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • Excessive bladder distention.
  • Increased urine concentration.
  • Increase in fluid intake.
  • Consumption of alcohol or caffeine.

Associated condition

  • Atrophic urethritis
  • Atrophic vaginitis
  • Bladder infection
  • Decrease in bladder capacity
  • Detrusor hyperactivity with impaired bladder contractility – Impaired bladder contractility
  • Treatment regimen


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


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