Dietary caffeine, fluid intake and urinary incontinence in older rural women.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

Forty-one women completed the first phase (self-monitoring) of the Behavioral Management for Continence (BMC) intervention, while working with a nurse during home visits to reduce involuntary urine loss as part of the parent study involving older, rural women living at home. A decrease in dietary caffeine intake and an increase in fluid intake were most frequently recommended. The relationship between a decrease in the amount of dietary caffeine consumed and fewer daytime episodes of involuntary urine loss approached significance -P = 0.0744- whereas an increase in the average amount of fluid intake was significantly related to an increase in the average volume of urine voided -P = 0.0479- and not to involuntary urine loss.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tomlinson, BU; Dougherty, MC; Pendergast, JF; Boyington, AR; Coffman, MA; Pickens, SM

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

  • Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 22 - 28

PubMed ID

  • 10207763

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/pl00004009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England