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If We Don't Ask, They Won't Tell: Screening for Urinary and Fecal Incontinence by Primary Care Providers.

If We Don't Ask, They Won't Tell: Screening for Urinary and Fecal Incontinence by Primary Care Providers.

More than half of older adults experience urinary (UI) or fecal incontinence (FI), but the majority have never discussed symptoms with health care providers. Little is known about primary care providers' (PCPs') screening for UI and FI. Given the prevalence and significant negative impact of UI and FI, availability of effective treatment options, and the limited rates of spontaneous care seeking for these conditions, HIP Investigator, Dr. Heidi Brown et al. sought to quantify screening rates, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors for these conditions among PCPs in our health care system.

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