Urinary incontinence in older people: Nursing Role

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Somsong Jiravaranun
Chulaluk Jaipang


Urinary incontinence is a common problem in older people and which one of the geriatric syndromes that affect the quality of life. The factor involves urinary incontinence in older people has multifactorial such as the weak pelvic floor, advanced age, urinary tract infection, immobility, diabetes mellitus, and high body mass index. If patients develop urinary incontinence is not assessment and management rapidly, it can lead to encounter negative consequence involves physical, mental, and social aspects including skin integrity, the risk for fall, increase the length of stay, low self-esteem, etc. Therefore, the nursing role is important to reduce this problem; early screening, promote pelvic floor exercise, behavioral modification, bladder training program, and bladder rehabilitation will help older people receive effective management.

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Jiravaranun, S., & Jaipang, C. (2019). Urinary incontinence in older people: Nursing Role. Vajira Nursing Journal, 21(2), 77–87. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/vnj/article/view/209703
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