DIAPPERS


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A mnemonic acronym for the treatable causes of faecal and urinary incontinence:
Delirium
Infection—urinary
Atrophic urethritis and vaginitis
Pharmaceuticals
Psychologic disorders, especially depression
Excessive urine output, e.g., from heart failure of hyperglycaemia
Restricted mobility
Stool impaction
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A simple mnemonic, DIAPPERS (Table 2), summarizes these causes.