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The objectives of this paper were to assess the quality of life of community-living women with urinary incontinence according to age, symptom group, amount of leakage, and duration, by use of the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP). Thirty-six women aged between 40 and 60 years and 40 women aged 70 years or more were randomly selected from the clients attending(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of pelvic floor muscle exercise on quality of life, lifestyle and sex-life variables in genuine stress incontinent women. METHODS Fifty-nine women with clinically and urodynamically proven genuine stress incontinence were randomized to either pelvic floor muscle exercise or an(More)
BACKGROUND Residential care in nursing homes continues to be necessary for those individuals who are no longer able to live at home. Uncovering what nursing home residents' view as quality of care in nursing homes will help further understanding of how best to provide high quality, person-centred care. AIM To describe residents' experiences of living in a(More)
BACKGROUND With life expectancy lengthening, the number of those who will require care in a nursing home will increase dramatically in the next 20 years. Nursing home residents are frail older adults with complex needs, dependent on advanced nursing care. Long-term residents in nursing homes have long-term relationships with the nurses, which require a(More)
BACKGROUND Translating research evidence into clinical practice (TRIP) is an important initiative for health services so that care delivered is cost-effective, is efficient, and improves patient outcomes. Most TRIP studies have reported on disseminating and implementing clinical practice guidelines, protocols, or care pathways and have been undertaken in(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate patients' subjective perception of having urinary incontinence by using a visual analogue scale, and to assess the scale as a preliminary diagnostical tool. DESIGN Four groups: middle age or elderly, urge or stress symptoms. Interviews by using a symptom questionnaire, and scores by using a visual analogue scale. SUBJECTS(More)
OBJECTIVES To review nursing sensitive indicators used for nursing home care across seven nations with similar elder care (USA, Australia, Norway, New Zealand, England, Sweden and Denmark), and to evaluate their validity. DESIGN Systematic search in the literature and other sources to find descriptions of development and validity testing of national(More)
The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate the effects of a multidisciplinary pain management programme on coping, health-related quality of life and pain intensity. Seventy-six outpatients suffering from chronic pain completed this eight-week programme with the primary aims to increase coping, as measured by the Ways of Coping Checklist, and(More)
BACKGROUND Fecal incontinence is highly prevalent among nursing home residents. Previous nursing home studies have identified co-morbidity associated with fecal incontinence, but as this population is increasingly old and frail, we wanted to see if the rate of fecal incontinence had increased and to investigate correlates of fecal incontinence further. (More)
AIMS To compare characteristics of both continent and incontinent residents in Nursing Homes (NHs) and to explore what predicts continence and severity of incontinence. METHODS A population-based cross-sectional study was performed in nursing homes in one Norwegian municipality. Registered nurses filled in a questionnaire on behalf of the patients. (More)