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Screening for Urinary Incontinence in Women: A Systematic Review for the Women's Preventive Services Initiative

Annals Articles

Urinary incontinence is infrequently addressed during routine health care despite its high prevalence and adverse effects on health.  The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate whether screening for urinary incontinence in women not previously diagnosed improves outcomes (symptoms, quality of life, and function) and to evaluate the accuracy of screening methods and potential harms of screening.

Evidence is insufficient on the overall effectiveness and harms of screening for urinary incontinence in women. Limited evidence in general populations suggests fairly high accuracy for some screening methods.


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Journal Articles


Annals Articles

Many articles published in the Annals of Internal Medicine ( offer CME credit and MOC points, earned by reading the articles and subsequently completing a multiple-choice quiz to demonstrate knowledge. Note that CME and MOC availability typically expires 3 years after article publication, but quizzes remain available to allow learners to test their knowledge.