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Incontinence in Austrian nursing homes

Hödl M, Halfens R, Lohrmann C

Apart from other nursing care problems, incontinence is a major health issue and increases with ageing. It can lead to serious consequences for the affected residents/patients, like a decreased self-reported overall health, increasing health care costs and additional workload for health.

Within this research project it is aimed to:

  • provide a first insight into incontinence-related data in Austrian nursing homes,
  • explore interacting factors that facilitate the development of incontinence,
  • develop or adapt a evidence based clinical practice guideline (CPG) for incontinence for the Austrian nursing home context and
  • implement and evaluate this evidence based CPG for incontinence in Austrian nursing practice.
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