The Impact of Urinary Incontinence on the Quality of Life Among Korean Older Adults

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616333
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
The Impact of Urinary Incontinence on the Quality of Life Among Korean Older Adults
Author(s):
De Gagne, Jennie Chang; So, Aeyoung; Park, Sunah
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Epsilon
Author Details:
Jennie Chang De Gagne, RN-BC, CNE, jennie.degagne@duke.edu; Aeyoung So, RN; Sunah Park, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, July 21, 2016 and Friday, July 22, 2016: Background & Purpose: Urinary incontinence (UI) has been reported to affect physical, social, and psychological health and well-being, including limitations in daily social activities, anxiety, and depression. Importantly, the prevalence of UI increases with age and frailty. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between UI and the quality of life in frail older adults aged 50 years and older in rural areas in South Korea. Methods: Using a self-administered questionnaire, a descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted with 400 community-dwelling elderly women under home health nursing care of community health centers in South Korea. The quality of life, the dependent variable, was measured with EuroQoL (EQ-5D) which has five dimensions with scores ranging from 0.0 (death) to 1.0 (perfect health). The causal relationship between types of UI and EQ-5D was examined with ANOVA. We also examined whether women with UI showed different levels of EQ-5D dimensions as compared to women without UI. Results: The prevalence of UI was evenly distributed (44.5% of the sample had UI). The types of UI were: stress UI 22.5%, urge UI 28.1%, and mixed 49.4%. The quality of life score was significantly different among the three types of UIs: Mixed UI (Mean=.73, SD=.13) < Urge UI (Mean=.76, SD=.09) < Stress UI (Mean=.79, SD=.11). Mixed UI showed the lowest EQ-5D score (F=3.50, p =.032), which was significantly different from the stress UI in post-hoc test. In the five dimensions of EQ-5D, women with UI showed significantly different lower scores than those without UI in four dimensions: activity ability (?2=10.52, p =.001), self-care (?2=17.16, p =<.001), pain/discomfort (?2=5.22, p =.022), and anxiety/depression (?2=3.97, p =.046). Conclusion: The results suggest that patients with mixed UI should receive better care, as compared with other types of UI in order to improve their quality of life. The application of a proper UI management program at the community level is warranted to improve frail elder women?s quality of life.
Keywords:
urinary incontinence; quality of life; frail older adults
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16PST37; INRC16PST37
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleThe Impact of Urinary Incontinence on the Quality of Life Among Korean Older Adultsen
dc.contributor.authorDe Gagne, Jennie Changen
dc.contributor.authorSo, Aeyoungen
dc.contributor.authorPark, Sunahen
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Epsilonen
dc.author.detailsJennie Chang De Gagne, RN-BC, CNE, jennie.degagne@duke.edu; Aeyoung So, RN; Sunah Park, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616333-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, July 21, 2016 and Friday, July 22, 2016: Background & Purpose: Urinary incontinence (UI) has been reported to affect physical, social, and psychological health and well-being, including limitations in daily social activities, anxiety, and depression. Importantly, the prevalence of UI increases with age and frailty. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between UI and the quality of life in frail older adults aged 50 years and older in rural areas in South Korea. Methods: Using a self-administered questionnaire, a descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted with 400 community-dwelling elderly women under home health nursing care of community health centers in South Korea. The quality of life, the dependent variable, was measured with EuroQoL (EQ-5D) which has five dimensions with scores ranging from 0.0 (death) to 1.0 (perfect health). The causal relationship between types of UI and EQ-5D was examined with ANOVA. We also examined whether women with UI showed different levels of EQ-5D dimensions as compared to women without UI. Results: The prevalence of UI was evenly distributed (44.5% of the sample had UI). The types of UI were: stress UI 22.5%, urge UI 28.1%, and mixed 49.4%. The quality of life score was significantly different among the three types of UIs: Mixed UI (Mean=.73, SD=.13) < Urge UI (Mean=.76, SD=.09) < Stress UI (Mean=.79, SD=.11). Mixed UI showed the lowest EQ-5D score (F=3.50, p =.032), which was significantly different from the stress UI in post-hoc test. In the five dimensions of EQ-5D, women with UI showed significantly different lower scores than those without UI in four dimensions: activity ability (?2=10.52, p =.001), self-care (?2=17.16, p =<.001), pain/discomfort (?2=5.22, p =.022), and anxiety/depression (?2=3.97, p =.046). Conclusion: The results suggest that patients with mixed UI should receive better care, as compared with other types of UI in order to improve their quality of life. The application of a proper UI management program at the community level is warranted to improve frail elder women?s quality of life.en
dc.subjecturinary incontinenceen
dc.subjectquality of lifeen
dc.subjectfrail older adultsen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:10:09Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:10:09Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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