Mary H. Palmer

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AIMS To summarize current knowledge on the etiology, assessment, and management of urinary incontinence (UI) in frail older persons. "Frail" here indicates a person with a clinical phenotype combining impaired physical activity, mobility, muscle strength, cognition, nutrition, and endurance, associated with being homebound or in care institutions and a high(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence based guidelines for the management of frail older persons with urinary incontinence are rare. Those produced by the International Consultation on Incontinence represent an authoritative set of recommendations spanning all aspects of management. AIMS To update the recommendations of the 4th ICI. MATERIALS AND METHODS A series of(More)
A panel of experts in urology, urogynecology, nursing, and behavioral therapy convened in 2010 to discuss the importance of a healthy bladder on overall health. They determined that a consensus statement was necessary to raise awareness among the general public, healthcare providers, payors, and policymakers, with the goals of minimizing the impact of poor(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to estimate the incidence of, and identify risk factors for, incontinence in female hip fracture patients. The study was a secondary analysis of data abstracted from medical records in hospitals in Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, and Virginia. METHODS The study included women aged 60 years and older who were(More)
Primary prevention research on urinary incontinence in older adults is in its nascent phase. Most clinical research has focused on secondary or tertiary prevention, that is, testing interventions to cure, improve, or manage incontinence. When urinary incontinence is recognized as a public health issue, resources become available to reduce the risk of(More)
AIM To identify factors associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) among female elementary school teachers in Taipei. METHODS This study is a cross-sectional, descriptive study. A total of 520 surveys were distributed to 26 elementary schools in Taipei. Logistic regression was used to identify possible factors related to individual LUTS. (More)
PURPOSE To estimate the frequency of use of pressure-redistributing support surfaces (PRSS) among hip fracture patients and to determine whether higher pressure ulcer risk is associated with greater PRSS use. DESIGN AND METHODS Patients (n = 658) aged >or=65 years who had surgery for hip fracture were examined by research nurses at baseline and on(More)
AIMS To compare urodynamic parameters in two groups of older women who have overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms: those with normal and those with elevated post-void residual (PVR). METHODS Secondary data analyses were conducted on medical record data from 203 women who were 65 years or older and who completed urodynamic testing. Of these, 151 (74%) medical(More)
SUSAN KAY RANSOM COLLINS: Associations between Frailty and Sex, and Frailty and Race in Hospitalized Chronic Heart Failure Patients: An Exploratory Study (Under the direction of Mary H. Palmer) Using a descriptive correlational design, a secondary analysis was conducted to explore frailty in hospitalized heart failure (HF) patients. This study examined(More)
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