Behavioural management programmes

Behavioural therapies are usually used to treat urge urinary incontinence and mixed urinary incontinence. Such therapies include:

Timed voiding where the person is asked to void at set time intervals, rather than in response to a sense of bladder filling.

Bladder retraining where intervals between voids are progressively increased or the patient is asked to delay voiding for a specific time when they experience the need to void.

Habit retraining involves identifying an incontinent person’s toileting pattern and developing an individualized toileting schedule in order to pre-empt episodes of incontinence.