Incontinence impact, symptom distress and treatment-seeking behavior in women with involuntary urine loss in Southern Taiwan

Published on Mar 1, 2003in International Journal of Nursing Studies3.57
· DOI :10.1016/S0020-7489(02)00081-0
Shu-Yuan Lin3
Estimated H-index: 3
Molly C. Dougherty24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Abstract Urinary incontinence (UI) in women is common worldwide, but is studied more often in the West. This correlational study conducted in southern Taiwan employed two frequently used instruments, which were translated into Chinese. Incontinence impact, symptom distress, and treatment-seeking behavior were studied in 106 women with UI of whom 76 (72%) had not received UI treatment. Incontinence impact (mean=49.75; range=30–120) was significantly correlated ( r =0.76, p
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Published on Apr 1, 2001in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society4.11
Elizabeth Dugan21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Wake Forest University),
Christine P. Roberts1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Wake Forest University)
+ 4 AuthorsElizabeth Albertson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Wake Forest University)
OBJECTIVES: This study explored reasons why older adults with urinary incontinence (UI) do not initiate discussions with or seek treatment for Ul from their primary care provider. DESIGN: A randomized, prospective controlled trial involving 41 primary care sites. SETTING: Primary care practice sites. PARTICIPANTS: 49 older adults age 60 and older not previously screened for UI by their primary care doctor. MEASUREMENTS: Demographic data, self-reported bladder-control information using questionna...
Published on Oct 1, 2000in Journal of The Formosan Medical Association2.84
Tseng Ij1
Estimated H-index: 1
Chen Yt1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsTseng Sf1
Estimated H-index: 1
Published on Oct 1, 1999in Maturitas3.65
Takahisa Ushiroyama18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Osaka Medical College),
Atsushi Ikeda14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Osaka Medical College),
Minoru Ueki26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Osaka Medical College)
Abstract Objectives : To investigate the prevalence of urinary incontinence and to evaluate the awareness of treatment in postmenopausal women. Methods : The study group was comprised of 3026 postmenopausal women consulting the outpatient clinic. One component of the urological questions was formulated to determine the voiding habits and presence or absence of urinary incontinence. The incontinent responders were questioned further regarding the nature of the urine loss to determine the severity...
Published on Jun 1, 1999in International Journal of Nursing Studies3.57
Brenda Roe30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Liverpool),
Helen Doll55
Estimated H-index: 55
(University of Oxford),
Kate Wilson10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Manchester)
It is estimated that urinary incontinence can effect up to 23% of the population at some time during their adult years, with 9% currently experiencing symptoms. This study found that the majority of sufferers had spoken to or had contacted their GP about their incontinence, and that people currently suffering from incontinence were significantly more likely to have seen their GP within the last month than those who were continent. Help seeking behaviour was also influenced by the severity of inc...
Published on Jan 1, 1999in Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing1.63
Sana L Keller1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract Objective: To examine the occurrence, attitudes, and knowledge of urinary incontinence (UI) among older women in a rural setting. Design: Client questionnaire. Settings and Subjects: A randomly selected sample of community-dwelling women aged 55 years and older living in a rural midwestern state. Instrument: Participants completed several instruments, including an incontinence Survey that queried primarily demographic data, an Incontinence Quiz that queried knowledge and attitudes towar...
Published on Jul 8, 1998in Rehabilitation Nursing1.37
Martha S. Gallagher2
Estimated H-index: 2
The purpose of this descriptive correlational pilot research, which was conceptually based on the Roy Adaptation Model, was to discern if a relationship exists between urogenital distress and the psychosocial impact of urinary incontinence (UI) in elderly women. These issues are critical for rehabilitation nurses who work with this segment of the population. The study sample consisted of 17 community-dwelling women over the age of 60 who experienced UI at least once a week. A significant relatio...
Published on Apr 1, 1998in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society4.11
Rosebud O Roberts59
Estimated H-index: 59
(Mayo Clinic),
Steven J. Jacobsen93
Estimated H-index: 93
(Mayo Clinic)
+ 4 AuthorsMichael M. Lieber71
Estimated H-index: 71
(Mayo Clinic)
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of urinary incontinence and to assess care-seeking behavior for urinary symptoms among community-dwelling people. DESIGN: A community-based cross-sectional study. SETTING: Randomly selected men and women from Olmsted County, Minnesota. PARTICIPANTS: Two cohorts, one comprised of both men (n = 778) and women (n = 762) 50 years of age or older and a second comprised of men aged 40 years or older (n = 2150). MEASUREMENTS: Participants completed questionnaires a...
Published on Jul 1, 1997in International Urogynecology Journal2.09
Jean F. Wyman36
Estimated H-index: 36
(VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University),
J. A. Fantl9
Estimated H-index: 9
(VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)
+ 3 AuthorsMarcia G. Ory57
Estimated H-index: 57
(NIH: National Institutes of Health)
Published on Jan 1, 1996in Family Practice1.99
Steinar Hunskaar7
Estimated H-index: 7
Arnfinn Seim7
Estimated H-index: 7
Tom Freeman12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UWO: University of Western Ontario)
Hunskaar S, Seim A and Freeman T. The journey of incontinent women from community to university clinic; implications for selection bias, gatekeeper function, and primary care. Family Practice 1996; 13: 363-368. Background. The selection process of patients from community to hospitals may introduce bias into research and hamper the generalization of hospital-based research back to general practice. Objective. The objective of this study was to use female urinary incontinence as a model in an atte...
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Published on Nov 1, 2018in International Urogynecology Journal2.09
Amy Tinetti1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Curtin University),
Nicole Weir1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Curtin University)
+ 3 AuthorsKathy Briffa17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Curtin University)
Objective Our aim was to identify drivers of and barriers to help-seeking behaviour of older women with pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) living independently in Australia .
Published on May 10, 2018in British journal of nursing
Maggie Rew5
Estimated H-index: 5
Helen Lake1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust),
Kayleigh Brownlee-Moore (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
Male catheterisation can be difficult to perform, especially in patients with an enlarged prostate gland or other potentially obstructive conditions in the lower urinary tract. Repeated and unsuccessful catheterisations, as well as causing trauma, pain and distress, can cause other conditions such as urethral strictures and ‘false passages’ (when the catheter is pushed through the urethral wall instead of passing down the urethra), which then require more costly interventions to correct. With an...
Published on Sep 1, 2017in International Urogynecology Journal2.09
Jenna M. Norton6
Estimated H-index: 6
(NIH: National Institutes of Health),
Jennifer Lockwood Dodson11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Johns Hopkins University)
+ 5 AuthorsTamara Bavendam30
Estimated H-index: 30
(NIH: National Institutes of Health)
Introduction and hypothesis Urinary incontinence (UI)—defined as a complaint of involuntary loss of urine—is common in women, with major public health, financial, and quality of life (QoL) implications. Despite the high toll of UI and the availability of effective conservative treatments, many women with UI do not seek care. Those who do often continue to experience symptoms. Improving UI treatment may require a comprehensive approach to urology research, including a broad set of potentially inf...
Published on Jan 1, 2013
Mohammad Amin Bahrami7
Estimated H-index: 7
Hossein Fallahzadeh3
Estimated H-index: 3
+ 1 AuthorsShahid Saddoughi1
Estimated H-index: 1
Care seeking behavior displays the process of the remedial actions that individuals accept to improvement of their perceived disease. The decision making for the treatment seeking is a dynamic and continual process which can affected with various factors. These factors are divided to internal and external factors. Current research is a descriptive and analytic study that it implemented cross-sectional method. Research society was people over 18 years in Yazd city that they were patient in previo...
Published on Jan 1, 2012
Title: A study of some of the psychological issues affecting women undergoing treatment for urinary incontinence. Background: There is evidence suggesting that effective clinical treatment of urinary incontinence (UI) is not reflected in patients’ quality of life reports or in psychological well-being. There may be other psychological issues that are not routinely captured but may be influential in recovery. Aims and objectives: To explore women’s experiences of UI and identify what aspects are ...
Published on Jan 1, 2011in Nursing Research2.02
Yu-Hsin Wang1
Estimated H-index: 1
Shin-Hong Chen1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsLee-Ing Tsao1
Estimated H-index: 1
Published on Mar 1, 2010in Journal of Nursing Management2.39
Doris Hägglund10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Örebro University)
Aim The aim of the present study was to describe district continence nurses' experiences of providing continence services in primary care. Background It has been stated that there is too little research on the experiences of district care nurses who provide continence services. Method Twenty-two district continence nurses answered a written questionnaire containing three open-ended main questions. A qualitative content analysis method was used to analyse the texts. Results The district continenc...
Published on Jan 1, 2010in Urologic nursing
Nezihe Kizilkaya Beji11
Estimated H-index: 11
Ayfer Ozbas6
Estimated H-index: 6
+ 2 AuthorsHabibe Ayyildiz Erkan5
Estimated H-index: 5
327 Although urinary incontinence is a common problem among women and can seriously affect their quality of life, more than half of women report no discomfort with the disorder, and most do not seek medical help. In Turkey, women traditionally prefer not to seek medical advice for a urinary incontinence problem. Except for treatment-seeking behaviors, women practice coping methods for the management of urinary incontinence. The problem of urinary incontinence has been gaining more importance in ...
Published on Dec 1, 2009in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes2.32
Karen M. Gil10
Estimated H-index: 10
(NEOMED: Northeast Ohio Medical University),
Amber M Somerville1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NEOMED: Northeast Ohio Medical University)
+ 1 AuthorsJennifer L Savitski3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Akron)
Background Current research focuses on three variables in evaluating the impact of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) on daily living: severity of incontinence, distress or bother resulting from incontinence, and effect on health related quality of life (HRQoL). Understanding the impact of these variables is important as they are the driving force behind women seeking surgical treatment. Given the importance of HRQoL in determining need for treatment, as well as evaluating treatment success, this...
Published on Dec 1, 2008in Research in Nursing & Health1.68
M.F.M.T. Du Moulin3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UM: Maastricht University),
Jan P.H. Hamers34
Estimated H-index: 34
(UM: Maastricht University)
+ 2 AuthorsRuud Jozef Gerardus Halfens8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UM: Maastricht University)
We conducted a cross-sectional survey in 2005 to determine the prevalence of and factors associated with urinary incontinence (UI) in adults receiving home care. Of the 2,866 patients surveyed, 46% suffered from UI; 6.5% had stress, 16.6% had urge, 9% had mixed, and 17.6% had functional incontinence. No diagnosis regarding type of UI had been established in 50.2%. Factors associated with UI were advanced age, higher body mass index, and impaired mobility. UI is prevalent in older persons receivi...