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Table 7.2: Criteria for rating permanent impairment due to bladder disease

Class 1
0-15% impairment of the whole person
Class 2
16-40% impairment of the whole person
Class 3
41-70% impairment of the whole person

Symptoms and signs of bladder disorder

and

requires intermittent treatment

and

normal functioning between malfunctioning episodes

Symptoms and signs of bladder disorder eg urinary frequency (urinating more than every two hours), severe nocturia (urinating more than three times a night), urge incontinence more than once a week

and

requires continuous treatment

Abnormal (ie under or over) reflex activity (eg intermittent urine dribbling, loss of control, urinary urgency and urge incontinence once or more each day)

and/or

no voluntary control of micturition, reflex or areflexic bladder on urodynamics

and/or

total incontinence eg fistula.