Psychosocial factors in urinary incontinence. Academic Article uri icon


  • This article reviews psychosocial factors involved in the development and maintenance of urinary incontinence. Four aspects of this relationship are examined: the perception of and response to urinary incontinence; the development and/or exacerbation of incontinence symptoms; the psychosocial consequences for individuals, families, and caregivers; and the role of psychosocial factors in treatment. Areas for future research are identified and clinical implications of existing findings are presented.

published proceedings

  • Clin Geriatr Med

author list (cited authors)

  • Ory, M. G., Wyman, J. F., & Yu, L.

citation count

  • 74

complete list of authors

  • Ory, MG||Wyman, JF||Yu, L

publication date

  • November 1986