Journal article

The Bladder at Night during Hospitalisation: Towards optimal care for elderly patients with nocturia

Wouter Van Besien, Samia Shire, Veerle Decalf, Claire E Ervin, Sharyn King, Christine Baldrey, Alisha Da Silva, Adrian Wagg, Karel E Everaert, Wendy F Bower

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe the characteristics of nocturia in older hospitalised patients and to explore knowledge, beliefs and experiences associated with night toileting while in hospital in order to identify unmet care needs. METHODS: A multisite mixed methods cross-sectional study of older hospitalised adults who were admitted for ≥2 days was conducted using a standardised researcher-administered questionnaire. An additional cohort 16 older hospitalised adults with nocturia >twice per night were interviewed to understand the experience and impact of nocturia during hospitalisation. RESULTS: Nocturia was experienced by 260 out of 308 participants. In-hospital nocturia was sig..

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