Incontinence Features, Risk Factors and Quality of Life?in Turkish Women Presenting at the Hospital for Urinary Incontinence: A One-Year Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153952
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Presentation
Title:
Incontinence Features, Risk Factors and Quality of Life?in Turkish Women Presenting at the Hospital for Urinary Incontinence: A One-Year Study
Abstract:
Incontinence Features, Risk Factors and Quality of Life?in Turkish Women Presenting at the Hospital for Urinary Incontinence: A One-Year Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Basak, Tulay, RN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Gulhane Military Medical Academy
Title:PhD student
Co-Authors:Senay Uzun, PhD
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: This study was performed to determine the incontinence features, risk factors and quality of life in women presenting at the Urology Outpatients Department for urinary incontinence (UI). We believe that the information obtained from women coming to the hospital directly for UI may contribute to the nursing consultancy and care services to be provided to UI patients. Methods: The number of patients agreeing to participate during the study period was, however, fifty-five and all patients were included in the study without sampling.ÿ The required sample size was calculated as sixty-two patients with an error level of à=0.05 and power of 90% (beta=0.10). The data were collected with the Data Collection Form, ICIQ-SF form and the Incontinence Quality of Life Scale. The forms were completed by the first investigator using the face-to-face interview technique in the Urology Outpatients Department examination room. Results: The urinary incontinence distribution was 21.8% stress, 23.6% urge and 45.5% mixed-type incontinence with 60.0% being incontinent several times a day, 38.2% in large amounts, while sneezing or coughing without being able to reach the toilet, and 21.8% had been incontinent for eleven years or more. UI was found to have a major influence on all aspects of quality of life in the women. The mixed-type UI, however, affected women more from the social embarrassment angle of quality of life. Conclusion: UI in women is a healthcare problem that affects quality of life and whose rate of requests for medical help is low. Nurses therefore have important responsibilities in this regard. Nurses need to provide training and consultancy services to women regarding UI risk factors, early diagnosis and treatment and should perform screening to determine women at risk.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIncontinence Features, Risk Factors and Quality of Life?in Turkish Women Presenting at the Hospital for Urinary Incontinence: A One-Year Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153952-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Incontinence Features, Risk Factors and Quality of Life?in Turkish Women Presenting at the Hospital for Urinary Incontinence: A One-Year Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Basak, Tulay, RN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Gulhane Military Medical Academy</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">PhD student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ttbasak@gmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Senay Uzun, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: This study was performed to determine the incontinence features, risk factors and quality of life in women presenting at the Urology Outpatients Department for urinary incontinence (UI). We believe that the information obtained from women coming to the hospital directly for UI may contribute to the nursing consultancy and care services to be provided to UI patients. Methods: The number of patients agreeing to participate during the study period was, however, fifty-five and all patients were included in the study without sampling.&yuml; The required sample size was calculated as sixty-two patients with an error level of &agrave;=0.05 and power of 90% (beta=0.10). The data were collected with the Data Collection Form, ICIQ-SF form and the Incontinence Quality of Life Scale. The forms were completed by the first investigator using the face-to-face interview technique in the Urology Outpatients Department examination room. Results: The urinary incontinence distribution was 21.8% stress, 23.6% urge and 45.5% mixed-type incontinence with 60.0% being incontinent several times a day, 38.2% in large amounts, while sneezing or coughing without being able to reach the toilet, and 21.8% had been incontinent for eleven years or more. UI was found to have a major influence on all aspects of quality of life in the women. The mixed-type UI, however, affected women more from the social embarrassment angle of quality of life. Conclusion: UI in women is a healthcare problem that affects quality of life and whose rate of requests for medical help is low. Nurses therefore have important responsibilities in this regard. Nurses need to provide training and consultancy services to women regarding UI risk factors, early diagnosis and treatment and should perform screening to determine women at risk.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:38:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:38:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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