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Urol Nurs. 1997 Mar;17(1):10-6.

Key components of patient education for pelvic floor stimulation in the treatment of urinary incontinence.

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  • 1Division of Urology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


A thorough patient education plan promotes motivation and compliance and is essential to insuring successful outcomes with pelvic floor stimulation therapy. A pyramid forms the conceptual framework for an education program and for nurse-patient interactions. The introduction, goal-setting, education, achievement, and outcome stages are parts of this pyramid. Clinical discussion of the process as applied to pelvic-floor stimulation is detailed. Use of the pyramid approach contributes to three nurse-patient goals; facilitating home management of pelvic floor stimulation equipment, increasing patient knowledge about causes and treatments for urinary incontinence, and establishing mutual goals and outcome measurements for pelvic floor stimulation home therapy.

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