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Day, M.R. Leahy-Warren, P. Loughran, S. & O’ Sullivan E.
14th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference
Poster presentation
Poster Presentation
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As the population ages, risk and prevalence for urinary incontinence (UI) will increase. However many women do not seek help or treatment. This pilot study aimed to describe community dwelling women’s knowledge of UI. A convenience sample of 36 community dwelling older women completed a demographic questionnaire and the Urinary Incontinence Knowledge Scale (UIKS). The findings indicated that participants had poor knowledge of UI, principally in relation to risk, prevention, treatment and management factors. Less than 20% of participants indicated they had been given information on bladder and bowel health issues. The findings suggested that older women had unmet educational needs related to UI. Community nurse have a key role to play in promoting targeted awareness and continence education advice about UI to community dwelling older women.
Miller Trust award