Title

9 Myths of Incontinence in Older Adults: both Clinicians and the Over-65 Set Need to Know More

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

6-1-2005

NLM Title Abbreviation

Am J Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The American Journal of Nursing

PubMed ID

15930873

Abstract

Despite progress made in the research into and treatment of urinary incontinence, its incidence is rising among older adults. Many reasons for this disturbing finding have been posed: clinicians' insufficient knowledge of urinary incontinence, the reluctance of patients to discuss it, and inadequately individualized care. Common misconceptions of bladder health in older adults are explored to address these concerns and help prepare nurses in all settings to provide care that prevents and treats incontinence.

Keywords

Aged, Aging, Humans, Nursing Assessment, Urinary Incontinence, Stress/nursing/prevention & control

Published Article/Book Citation

The American Journal of Nursing, 105:6 (2005) pp.58-68; quiz 69.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1262