Nursing Homes and Incontinence Term Paper by The Research Group

Nursing Homes and Incontinence
A discussion of the relationship between nursing home placement and incontinence.
# 70097 | 1,029 words | 5 sources | APA | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2003 in Aging (Gerontology) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper reviews the various factors involved in incontinence, and finds that incontinence increases the risk of placement in a nursing home. The paper does note, however, that incontinence in and of itself is not a strongly predictive factor.

Review of the Literature

From the Paper:

"Even a cursory review of the literature indicates that there may be a relationship between incontinence and nursing home placement such that incontinence increases the risk for nursing home placement. However, the literature also provides reason to think that this is but one of many factors that operate to increase the likelihood that an individual will be placed in a nursing home. For example, Tsuji, Whalen and Finucane (1995) attempted to identify predictors for nursing home placement in 334 homebound frail elderly patients receiving formal home care services.
"Several variables were assessed in the study. These included: age, sex, diagnosis, functional status (which included a measure of incontinence), and caregiver conditions. A Cox proportional hazards analysis was used to determine what variables were significant predictors of nursing home placement. Findings showed that diabetes mellitus, incontinence (mostly bowel incontinence) and three caregiver characteristics predicted whether a patient would be placed in a nursing home."

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