Br J Urol 1998 Dec;82 Suppl 1:5-10
Aged Care Services, Caulfield General Medical Centre, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia.
Int J Clin Pract 2007 Feb;61(2):320-3
Department of Geriatric Medicine, University College Hospital, London, UK.
Falls in older people constitute a common health hazard, which has attracted much attention and research. There are many evidence-based interventions, which have been shown to reduce the subsequent risk of falls. There is good evidence for an association between the risk of falling and the presence of urinary incontinence in older people, but incontinence has not been routinely included in interventions targeted to reduce falls. Read More
J Clin Nurs 2006 Oct;15(10):1276-86
SPQ Care of Older People, Assessment and Rehabilitation, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland.
Aim: The aim of this paper is to explore whether nurses working in elderly medicine and in acute medical settings promote urinary continence in older people or in reality use containment strategies.
Background: Untreated urinary incontinence in older adults can result in prolonged hospital admission and increased risk of admission to long-term care. Urinary incontinence can also have severe psychosocial effects on older people. Read More
J Med Invest 2005 Aug;52(3-4):165-71
Department of Rehabilitation, Shinjuen Hospital, 3453-1, Yagihara, Seihi, Saikai, Nagasaki 851-3423, Japan.
Urinary incontinence and falls are serious problem among elderly people, because of restriction of the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Quality of Life. Previous studies have examined the association between urinary incontinence and falls. However, results have been inconsistent. Read More