The nature and impact of urinary incontinence experienced by patients receiving community nursing services: a cross-sectional cohort study

Francine M. Cheater, Richard Baker, Clare Gillies, Allan Wailoo, Nicola Spiers, Stuart Reddish, Noelle Robertson, Catherine Cawood

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    Abstract

    Nurses have played a pivotal role in the delivery of continence services yet little is known about the nature or impact of urinary symptoms experienced by patients in receipt of such care. This study aimed to define the nature and impact of urinary symptoms experienced by patients in receipt of community nursing services. The Leicestershire Urinary Symptoms Questionnaire was administered to 1078 patients with incontinence identified from 176 community nurses’ caseloads in 157 general practices in England. Information included type and severity of urinary symptoms, impact on quality of life, help with coping, use of continence products and health service resources.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)339-351
    Number of pages13
    JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
    Volume45
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

    Keywords

    • community nursing
    • quality of life
    • urinary incontinence
    • quality of care

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