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Reasons Older Women Do Not Seek Care for Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (UI) is a reality for many older women and can have a significant impact on quality of life. However, rates of seeking care for UI are low.

In this literature review, the author compiles current research examining themes related to care-seeking behavior of older adult community-dwelling women, identifies gaps in the recent literature, and provides suggestions for future research directions.

It is crucial that policies, practice guidelines, and educational institutions prepare and support nurses in screening and providing appropriate treatment for UI.

For more info, see Strickland. (2014). Reasons for not seeking care for urinary incontinence in older community-dwelling women: A contemporary review. Urologic Nursing, 34(2), 63-68, 94.

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