Awareness of continence terms and your place for comments

This Wiki is a resource for all people interested in urinary tract and bowel function and dysfunction. It draws together terminology and other resources, giving current agreed definitions. It also provides a perspective and enables all stakeholders to provide comment and participate in debate.

International Continence Society Professional Standards Documents

The current full text documents relating to continence as published by the ICS.

ICS Professional Standards Documents

Glossary of Terms

ICS Instant Access Glossary of Terminology
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The definitions in ICS terminology reports have generally been written to be compatible with the World Health Organisation publication ICIDH-2 (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) published in 2001 and ICD10, the International Classification of Diseases. As far as possible, the definitions are descriptive of observations, without implying underlying assumptions that may later prove to be incorrect or incomplete.

Disclaimer: Posts and Comments on the ICS Wiki do not necessarily indicate the view of the International Continence Society (ICS)