Determining Quality of Life in Community Dwelling Post-Menopausal Women with Urinary Incontinence

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155337
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Presentation
Title:
Determining Quality of Life in Community Dwelling Post-Menopausal Women with Urinary Incontinence
Abstract:
Determining Quality of Life in Community Dwelling Post-Menopausal Women with Urinary Incontinence
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Marecki, Marsha, EdD, WHNP-C
P.I. Institution Name:University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Susan Lombardo, PhD, RN
As a chronic condition, urinary incontinence is a costly problem facing women and the nation. The direct cost of urinary incontinence exceeds $10.5 billion annually. Many women try to manage the problem without seeking professional help, adding to the burden by stressing financial resources. A review of the literature has shown that only a small number of incontinent women are known to the health care provider. Much of the research on urinary incontinence and quality of life has been conducted by physicians and surgeons within outpatient clinics using a purposive sample of individuals voluntarily seeking treatment. These methods of data collection do not begin to capture the number of women who are too embarrassed to seek or lack knowledge regarding possible treatment options. Therefore, the specific research aim in this study was: 1. To investigate quality of life in community dwelling post-menopausal women with urinary incontinence. 2. To explore barriers in seeking treatment for urinary incontinence in community dwelling post-menopausal women. A quantitative approach was used to determine quality of life issues with urinary incontinence in seventy-five community dwelling post-menopausal women in rural, urban and suburban settings. A validated Incontinence Quality of Life tool was self-administered covering issues related to avoidance, limiting behaviors, psychosocial impact and social embarrassment. The conclusion of the study will affect clinical practice by promoting community awareness and encouraging health seeking behaviors in post-menopausal women with urinary incontinence.
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.titleDetermining Quality of Life in Community Dwelling Post-Menopausal Women with Urinary Incontinenceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155337-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Determining Quality of Life in Community Dwelling Post-Menopausal Women with Urinary Incontinence</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Marecki, Marsha, EdD, WHNP-C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University at Buffalo, The State University of New York</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">marecki@buffalo.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan Lombardo, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">As a chronic condition, urinary incontinence is a costly problem facing women and the nation. The direct cost of urinary incontinence exceeds $10.5 billion annually. Many women try to manage the problem without seeking professional help, adding to the burden by stressing financial resources. A review of the literature has shown that only a small number of incontinent women are known to the health care provider. Much of the research on urinary incontinence and quality of life has been conducted by physicians and surgeons within outpatient clinics using a purposive sample of individuals voluntarily seeking treatment. These methods of data collection do not begin to capture the number of women who are too embarrassed to seek or lack knowledge regarding possible treatment options. Therefore, the specific research aim in this study was: 1. To investigate quality of life in community dwelling post-menopausal women with urinary incontinence. 2. To explore barriers in seeking treatment for urinary incontinence in community dwelling post-menopausal women. A quantitative approach was used to determine quality of life issues with urinary incontinence in seventy-five community dwelling post-menopausal women in rural, urban and suburban settings. A validated Incontinence Quality of Life tool was self-administered covering issues related to avoidance, limiting behaviors, psychosocial impact and social embarrassment. The conclusion of the study will affect clinical practice by promoting community awareness and encouraging health seeking behaviors in post-menopausal women with urinary incontinence.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:45:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:45:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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