Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

The Problem Of Urinary Incontinance , It's Epidemiology And Assessment Of The Incontinent Patient For The Diagnosis

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Prof. Dr. Nezihe Kızılkaya Beji İstanbul Üniversitesi Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Fakültesi

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2003; 13: 29-43
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Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine which is objectively demostrable and a social or hygienic problem. It can affect people of all ages, across the lifespan. Although prevalence increases with age, incontinence is also a problem for younger people, especially women. Incontinence can have adverse physical,
psychological, social and economic concequences for the sufferer, family and carers,
Embarrassment and ignorance about the subject can prevent people from seeking help
but in many cases incontinence can be cured and almost always improved. The key t<J
effective strategies of care is careful assessment leading to correct diagnosis and approp,
riate treatment. Nurses have a vital role in the promotion of incontinence and manage,
ment of incontinence and this role begins primarily with complete assessment of urinary
incontinence. 

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