9 Myths of Incontinence in Older Adults: both Clinicians and the Over-65 Set Need to Know More
NLM Title Abbreviation
Am J Nurs
The American Journal of Nursing
68; quiz 69
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.
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.