STEP ONE: Find out what type of incontinence you have. Answer these 6 easy questions.
STEP TWO: Score your KASSAI SELF-ASSESSMENT QUIZ
Do you see the little numbers next to each answer? Simply add them together and write the total at the bottom of the form. A person with the worst possible case of urinary incontinence will receive a score of 35. The milder the symptoms, the lower the score will be.
STEP THREE: Buy a copy of THE BATHROOM KEY book
Do you see the italicized words next to your answers?
Read the chapters listed below very thoroughly, if you self-assessed yourself to have:
Stress Urinary Incontinence: Read Chapters 2 and 3
Urge Urinary Incontinence: Read Chapters 4 and 5
Mixed Urinary Incontinence: Read Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5
Frequency: Read Chapters 4 and 5
Nocturia: Read Chapters 4 and 5
STEP FOUR: Use your self-assessment to open the discussion with your doctor.
Take your KASSAI SELF-ASSESSMENT QUIZ and THE BATHROOM KEY book to your next doctor’s visit. This can be your family practice physician, your gynecologist, your obstetrician, or a urologist. Showing your doctor your self-assessment will offer a quick snapshot of the severity of your problem, so that an appropriate treatment plan can be devised. Discuss being referred to a physical therapist if you want personalized one-on-one care. (Chapter 10)