Promoting urinary continence with older people: a selective literature

Jo Booth, Rona Agnew

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Abstract

As the population of older people increases so does the prevalence of urinary
incontinence experienced. Despite its complex aetiology most of the contributing factors are reversible, when accurate assessment leads to the development of a person-centred continence care plan. This selective literature review highlights that a change in perspective among older people and healthcare professionals will enable a focus on bladder rehabilitation and proactive approaches to managing urinary incontinence, even in the very frail population. The need to design tools to facilitate such developments is discussed together with the need for greater focus on educational
support that considers the wider context and the multiple factors that
influence practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-62
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Older People Nursing
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • incontinence
  • older
  • gerontology
  • continence
  • elderly
  • literature review

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