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This article describes short form versions of the Incontinence Impact Questionnaire (IIQ) and the Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI). These instruments assess life impact and symptom distress, respectively, of urinary incontinence and related conditions for women. All subsets regression analysis was used to find item subsets that best approximated scores(More)
Urinary incontinence (UI) is a relatively common condition in middle-aged and older women. Traditional measures of symptoms do not adequately capture the impact that UI has on individuals' lives. Further, severe morbidity and mortality are not associated with this condition. Rather, UI's impact is primarily on the health status and health-related quality of(More)
Urinary incontinence (UI) is a relatively common condition in middle-aged and older women. Traditional measures of symptoms do not adequately capture the impact that UI has on individuals' lives. Further, severe morbidity and mortality are not associated with this condition. Rather, Ul's impact is primarily on the health status and health-related quality of(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this systematic review was to identify factors that consistently predict nursing home admission (NHA) in persons with dementia. METHODS Studies published in English were retrieved by searching the MEDLINE (1966-2006), PSYCINFO (1950-2006), CINAHL (1982-2006), and Digital Dissertations (1950-2006) databases. Bibliographies of(More)
OBJECTIVE We compared the efficacy of bladder training, pelvic muscle exercise with biofeedback-assisted instruction, and combination therapy, on urinary incontinence in women. The primary hypothesis was that combination therapy would be the most effective in reducing incontinent episodes. STUDY DESIGN A randomized clinical trial with three treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if urge urinary incontinence is associated with risk of falls and non-spine fractures in older women. METHODS Type and frequency of incontinent episodes were assessed by 6,049 community-dwelling women using a self-completed questionnaire. Postcards were subsequently mailed every 4 months to inquire about falls and fractures.(More)
The purpose of this communication is to offer the clinical and research communities an initial attempt at incorporating outcome measurements within identifiable domains, as well as providing initial information as to the reliability of those measurements most commonly used. Scientific evaluation of the outcome of therapeutic interventions is based on(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the 1-week test-retest reliability of stationary dynamometer scores in the measurement of muscle strength in older adults and to determine the reliability of composite scores obtained by combining right and left lower limb strength scores for each muscle group. DESIGN In separate sessions, 1 therapist performed repeated(More)
OBJECTIVE Severe prolapse may mask potential genuine stress urinary incontinence in women. Some have suggested that a suspending urethropexy be performed in women who have potential genuine stress incontinence demonstrated by barrier reduction of the prolapse preoperatively. Our aim was to compare outcomes after prolapse surgery that included a formal(More)
AIMS To describe the circumstances and consequences of falls reported by community-dwelling older women. METHODS This prospective study collected data for approximately 2 years for women aged>or=70 years at risk for falling who were enrolled in the Fall Evaluation and Prevention Program. RESULTS Participants (263) completed a median of 24 months of(More)