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.