By: Kanah May Lewallen GNP-BC, Post Acute/Long Term Care SIG (August, 2016). The purpose of this clinical practice link is to provide the APRN with tools for the evaluation of common urological issues in the PAC/LTC patient.
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.