The Impact of Female Urinary Incontinence on the Midlife Intimate Dyad

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308286
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Impact of Female Urinary Incontinence on the Midlife Intimate Dyad
Author(s):
Saiki, Lori S
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Sigma
Author Details:
Lori S Saiki, MS, MSN, RN, lsaiki@salud.unm.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Urinary incontinence is a major health concern for women aged 45 – 65, with reported incidence rates of 26.5 – 51%. Urinary incontinence goes undisclosed by 10 – 50% of affected women. Urinary incontinence is a significant source of morbidity in among U.S. women that can affect their physical, economic, and psychosocial health. Although the impact of incontinence symptoms on a woman’s self-concept, body image, self-esteem, life-style, emotional health, and sexual function have been well documented, the effects of female urinary incontinence on the midlife intimate dyad remain underexplored. The psychosocial need to maintain one’s sense of self and the interpersonal need to nurture one’s intimate relationship may operate at cross purposes and challenge the couple’s ability to adjust to the symptom demands of female urinary incontinence. Breakdown in dyadic collaboration may compromise the quality of the intimate relationship and, consequently, the individual’s quality of life. The mediating effects of psychosocial and interpersonal factors on the impact of midlife female urinary incontinence on the quality of the intimate dyad are not well understood. The Corbin and Strauss Theory of Collaborative Chronic Illness Trajectory and the extensive body of literature exploring the lived experience of women with urinary incontinence informed the choice of mediating factors to be evaluated in this study. Quantitative data on relationship satisfaction and relationship dynamics will be obtained from both partners. Additional data will be collected from women with incontinence regarding incontinence symptom severity, self-esteem, body image, depression, and anxiety, to ascertain their contribution to relationship satisfaction. Open ended questions asked of both partners will provide qualitative data regarding changes in the relationship related to coping with urinary incontinence. The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of female urinary incontinence on the midlife woman’s relationship with her intimate partner.
Keywords:
path analysis; midlife female urinary incontinence; intimate dyad
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Impact of Female Urinary Incontinence on the Midlife Intimate Dyaden_GB
dc.contributor.authorSaiki, Lori Sen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Sigmaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLori S Saiki, MS, MSN, RN, lsaiki@salud.unm.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308286-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>Urinary incontinence is a major health concern for women aged 45 – 65, with reported incidence rates of 26.5 – 51%. Urinary incontinence goes undisclosed by 10 – 50% of affected women. Urinary incontinence is a significant source of morbidity in among U.S. women that can affect their physical, economic, and psychosocial health. Although the impact of incontinence symptoms on a woman’s self-concept, body image, self-esteem, life-style, emotional health, and sexual function have been well documented, the effects of female urinary incontinence on the midlife intimate dyad remain underexplored. The psychosocial need to maintain one’s sense of self and the interpersonal need to nurture one’s intimate relationship may operate at cross purposes and challenge the couple’s ability to adjust to the symptom demands of female urinary incontinence. Breakdown in dyadic collaboration may compromise the quality of the intimate relationship and, consequently, the individual’s quality of life. The mediating effects of psychosocial and interpersonal factors on the impact of midlife female urinary incontinence on the quality of the intimate dyad are not well understood. The Corbin and Strauss Theory of Collaborative Chronic Illness Trajectory and the extensive body of literature exploring the lived experience of women with urinary incontinence informed the choice of mediating factors to be evaluated in this study. Quantitative data on relationship satisfaction and relationship dynamics will be obtained from both partners. Additional data will be collected from women with incontinence regarding incontinence symptom severity, self-esteem, body image, depression, and anxiety, to ascertain their contribution to relationship satisfaction. Open ended questions asked of both partners will provide qualitative data regarding changes in the relationship related to coping with urinary incontinence. The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of female urinary incontinence on the midlife woman’s relationship with her intimate partner.en_GB
dc.subjectpath analysisen_GB
dc.subjectmidlife female urinary incontinenceen_GB
dc.subjectintimate dyaden_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:20Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:20Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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