The Patient’s Perception of Intensity of Urgency Scale (PPIUS) can be used to evaluate a patient with overactive bladder. It can be recorded in a personal diary each time that the patient urinates.
Urination is the passing of urine into a toilet.
Incontinence is involuntary release of urine.
(1) need to urinate (empty bladder) = urgency
(2) ability to postpone urination
(3) incontinence after onset of need to urinate (urge incontinence)
Need to Urinate
Ability to Postpone
postpone as long as necessary
postpone short time
unable, afraid of wetting self
4 (urge incontinence)
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Specialty: Nephrology, Clinical Laboratory