Promoting urinary continence in people suffering a stroke: Effectiveness of a complex intervention-An intervention study

Myrta Kohler, Stefan Ott, Jeanette Mullis, Hanna Mayer, Jürg Kesselring, Susi Saxer

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Abstract

AIM: The study aimed to implement and measure effectiveness of a systematic continence management intervention in people suffering a stroke in undertaking rehabilitation.

DESIGN: An intervention study was conducted.

METHODS: In the first part of the study, patients were included in the control group and observed. After the training of the nursing staff, participants were assigned to the intervention group. The intervention consisted of screening, assessment, treatment, communication and evaluation.

RESULTS: Forty-six patients took part in the study, of which 35 were in the control and 11 in the intervention groups. Within the two groups, significant improvements in outcomes were mostly seen during the study. For the Incontinence Quality of Life Social Embarrassment scale, a significantly higher increase was observed for the intervention group. The improvement between admission and discharge in the intervention group was notably larger for the outcome's incontinence and quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1262-1275
Number of pages14
JournalNursing Open
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

Keywords

  • Humans
  • Patient Discharge
  • Quality of Life
  • Stroke/complications
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Urinary Incontinence/prevention & control

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