Self-report of incontinence in acute care.

  title={Self-report of incontinence in acute care.},
  author={Alyce A Schultz and Glenn Dickey and M M Skoner},
  journal={Urologic nursing},
  volume={17 1},
INTRODUCTION Acute care nurses are in good position to identify patients with bladder and rectal control problems, inform physicians, provide initial interventions, and make appropriate referrals. Do nurses assess and document these problems? METHODS Two hundred forty-seven patients (123 men; 124 women) aged 22 to 92 years were interviewed before admission. Charts were reviewed for documentation. RESULTS One hundred three patients (32 men; 71 women) reported urinary incontinence. Only 10… CONTINUE READING

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