Survey of persons impacted by incontinence

Audience: Older Australians, carers and families

Topic: Home care, Residential care, Research and ICT

Location: Online

Time: 25 minutes

Consultation undertaken by: Healthcare Management Advisors and the National Ageing Research Institute

Contact email:

Further information

We want to hear from people impacted by incontinence to inform an independent evaluation of government-funded continence initiatives.

Incontinence is a very common health problem. More than 4.8 million people in Australia have bladder or bowel control problems for a variety of reasons.

This survey asks for basic information about you and your health, and how you use government-funded continence initiatives. This will help us make informed decisions that will benefit a diverse range of people.

Your participation is incredibly valuable and will help set the national policy direction for incontinence in Australia.

Your participation is voluntary, and all responses will be kept strictly anonymous and confidential.

You can complete the survey online, or by calling (02) 5156 6665 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEDT.

The survey closes on Tuesday 30 April 2024.

Express interest for focus groups

Healthcare Management Advisors are conducting a series of 1-hour online focus groups with people impacted by incontinence.

Focus group participants will be reimbursed $50 for their time.

If interested, register your interest by Tuesday 30 April 2024.

Learn more

Read more about the Continence Policy and Research Project.

If you have any questions, please email

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