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Individuell utprovning av inkontinenshjälpmedel i kommunala särskilda boenden
Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which incontinence aids, used in local authority/municipal nursing homes, were adapted to the resident’s urine-leakage volume and to find out how nurses perceived the current situation concerning individual testing of incontinence aids in municipal nursing homes. The study method was a quantitative empirical study and was carried out in two phases. The first phase was a weighing test, carried out in three nursing homes, whereby the incontinence aids used by 25 residents during a 48 hour period were weighed. The second phase was the completion of a questionnaire by the municipal nurses working in the same local authority. The questionnaire covered: the division of responsibilities; routines for testing incontinence aids, and the level of knowledge concerning individual incontinence aid testing. Only 22 % of the pads used during the observation were properly adapted to the patients’ urinary leakage volume, while 76 % of incontinence aids were larger than necessary in relation to the real volume of urinary leakage. The municipal nurses, who have a key role and formal responsibility for individual incontinence aid testing, considered that there was insufficient knowledge within the organisation concerning individual incontinence aid testing, and that the division of responsibilities in this area was unclear. There were great variations relating to the extent of the nurses’ involvement in individual incontinence aid testing, and the nurses stated that increased involvement in individual incontinence aid testing was dependent on more time being made available for this task. Only a minority of the nurses thought that the requisitioning of incontinence aids was preceded by individual testing of the incontinence pads within the organisation. The majority of nurses considered that this was not the case or were unsure of the situation.

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2006.
Keyword [sv]
urininkontinens, inkontinensartiklar, äldre, sjuksköterska, särskilt boende.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-2278OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:2278DiVA: diva2:518096
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Available from: 2006-09-01 Created: 2006-09-01 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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