Urinary incontinence: a neglected geriatric syndrome in nursing facilities.

@article{Lawhorne2008UrinaryIA,
  title={Urinary incontinence: a neglected geriatric syndrome in nursing facilities.},
  author={Larry W Lawhorne and Joseph G. Ouslander and Patricia A. Parmelee and Barbara Resnick and Barbara Calabrese},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={29-35}
}
PURPOSE Urinary incontinence (UI) is common but inadequately assessed and treated in nursing facility (NF) residents. The purpose of this study is two-fold: (1) to determine perceptions about the importance of UI and its management in the NF setting compared with other geriatric syndromes and (2) to compare barriers to UI care as perceived by physicians, geriatric nurse practitioners (GNPs), directors of nursing and other nurses in administrative positions (DONs), and nursing assistants (NAs… CONTINUE READING