Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 16(4) December 2003 : 99-109.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2003.16264
Research Leadership

Effectiveness of a Geriatric Urinary Incontinence Educational Program for Nursing Staff

Caroline Collette, Gilbert Leclerc and Le Mai Tu


Incontinence is becoming an increasingly widespread phenomenon. Individuals who suffer from incontinence-related problems, as well as their loved ones, must learn to live with daily situations that are often extremely demanding. In recent years, it has become evident that incontinence can be cured, or at least successfully managed. Many nurses, however, lack sufficient knowledge and skills to intervene appropriately in dealing with problems associated with a lack of bladder control. Therefore, the continence team of the Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute developed a urinary incontinence educational program for nurses who care for older persons with this problem. An assessment of the impact of this program on nurses' knowledge, intervention skills and attitudes was conducted.



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