Monday 18th June – 24th June is World Continence Week! This is a perfect opportunity to raise awareness, and ensure our community understands the prevalence of incontinence in our society and the treatment options available to them. Our own pelvic floor physiotherapist Eleanor Donoghue has designed a short questionnaire* to help you decide whether you should book in for an assessment.
Healthy bladder & bowel questionnaire
|Do you ever feel the need to rush to get to the toilet on time||YES||NO|
|Do you leak when you cough or sneeze?||YES||NO|
|Do you leak when you exercise?||YES||NO|
|Do you limit your fluid intake during the day so that you don’t go to the toilet as often?||YES||NO|
|Do you need to go the toilet more frequently during the day and/or night than before?||YES||NO|
|Can you delay going to the toilet for up to 10 minutes?||YES||NO|
|Do you ever pass wind without being able to control it?||YES||NO|
|Do you strain when you are on the toilet?||YES||NO|
|Do you suffer from regular constipation?||YES||NO|
|Do you drink 8 glasses of fluid (including water, tea and coffee) a day?||YES||NO|
|Do you regularly consume 1-2 pieces of fruit and 5-6 vegetables a day?||YES||NO|
*Questions based on those included in “The Australian Pelvic Floor Questionnaire” developed by Baessler, O’Neill, Maher & Battistutta and published in 2010.