Liv Heidi Skotnes

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BACKGROUND many elderly suffer from urinary incontinence and use absorbent pads. Pad use per day (PPD) is a frequently used measure of urinary incontinence. Nursing home residents are often dependent on help from nursing staff to change pads. This study was performed in order to determine whether PPD is a reliable method to quantify urinary incontinence in(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether postvoid urine is a risk factor for the development of lower urinary tract infections (UTIs) in nursing home residents. DESIGN Prospective surveillance with a follow-up period of 1 year. SETTING Six Norwegian nursing homes. PARTICIPANTS One hundred fifty nursing home residents. METHODS Postvoid residual (PVR) urine(More)
Background: In situations of care transfer of older people from hospital to home care at discharge, exchanging relevant and necessary information about the patient’s health status and individual needs are of importance to ensure continuity and appropriate nursing follow-up care. Objective: The objectives of the study were to: 1) examine the content of(More)
INTRODUCTION The successful transfer of an older patient between health care organizations requires open communication between them that details relevant and necessary information about the patient's health status and individual needs. The objective of this study was to identify and describe the process and content of the patient information exchange(More)
Urinary incontinence is a multi-factorial condition that has a high impact on older persons living in nursing homes. While urinary incontinence is common, only a small percentage of nursing home residents have an official diagnosis. Factors influencing urinary incontinence in this population are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
Objective: To examine the relationship between emotional well-being, patient activation and social support in a cohort of adults with severe obesity who underwent gastric bypass surgery from January to December 2012. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Subjects: Of a total population of 129 people, aged 18 68 years, at a local hospital in central Norway, 64(More)
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