The nurse is teaching a female client who is experiencing urge incontinence how to manage her condition at home. Which statement by the client indicates a need for further explanation by the nurse?

  • “I will be cured in four weeks if I follow the bladder retraining instructions.”
  • “I will perform the pelvic muscle exercises daily.”
  • “I will wait five minutes once I get the urge to urinate to go to the bathroom.”
  • “I will empty my bladder when I first get up in the morning.”
Number 1 is correct.
The standard time for a bladder-retraining program to be successful is 6 to 12 weeks. The other statements are consistent with bladder retraining instructions.