Systematic review of the treatment of post-prostatectomy incontinence

Urol Nurs. 2006 Dec;26(6):461-75, 482.


A systematic review was conducted to critically analyze the literature on pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, and behavioral therapy for managing post-prostatectomy incontinence. Currently, there is a need for further study to better identify the specific components that determine the efficacy of conservative measures in the treatment of male incontinence post surgery.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Behavior Therapy
  • Biofeedback, Psychology
  • Electric Stimulation
  • Exercise Therapy / methods
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pelvic Floor / physiopathology
  • Postoperative Complications / nursing*
  • Postoperative Complications / physiopathology
  • Prostatectomy*
  • Urinary Incontinence / nursing*
  • Urinary Incontinence / physiopathology