Detecting urinary incontinence in older adults during hospitalization

Mary H. Palmer, Lee R. Bone, Maureen Fahey, Joyce Mamom, Donald Steinwachs

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The characteristics of people with urinary incontinence and the level of detection during hospitalization by the nursing staff were explored. Approximately 11% of 919 hospitalized elderly patients reported persistent incontinence. Nurses identified 23% as incontinent at discharge. Factors associated with identification of incontinent individuals included age, gender, and functional impariments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-180
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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