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Stress urinary incontinence: decision aid for women

The Decision aid for women experiencing stress urinary incontinence has been developed for use by women with stress incontinence and their health professionals (particularly primary care GPs, continence clinicians and surgeons).

The decision aid provides:

  • information about stress urinary incontinence
  • an overview of management options – both conservative (non-surgical) and surgical
  • a worksheet to support women to consider their options, write down questions and have a conversation with their health professional.

This decision aid was produced by a multidisciplinary working group to support NSW Health efforts to address recommendations of the Commonwealth of Australia Community Affairs References Committee report into the number of women in Australia who have had transvaginal mesh implants and related procedures.

A patient decision aid is a tool to guide conversations between patients and their healthcare professionals. The decision aid provides information and structure for shared decision-making about treatment.

About the decision aid

The decision aid is a 16 page PDF – we encourage health professionals or women to print it off or download it to review the information.

We have also produced a shorter two-page overview of the management options which can be used as a brief reference guide.

Decision aid for women experiencing stress urinary incontinence 501.1 KB

Stress urinary incontinence management option overview 184.9 KB