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The effect of a self-care programme on urinary incontinence and self-esteem in elderly men dwelling in nursing homes in Iran

(2019) The effect of a self-care programme on urinary incontinence and self-esteem in elderly men dwelling in nursing homes in Iran. The aging male : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male. pp. 1-7. ISSN 1473-0790 (Electronic) 1368-5538 (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30767639

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Whilst self-care programme involving comprehensive lifestyle plans including physical and behavioural interventions have reported positive outcomes for the aged suffering from urinary incontinence (UI), very few programmes have been implemented amongst Iranian nursing home residents, particularly in men. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of a self-care programme on UI and self-esteem in elderly men dwelling in nursing homes in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-one elderly men (aged 60-75 years of age), at two different sites and living in nursing homes in the west of Iran, suffering from urinary incontinence were included in this study. Participants were selected using convenience sampling based on selected and randomized criteria in experimental and control groups. Data collection tools included Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale Questionnaire (RSES), International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form (ICIQ-SF), and demographic information form. Data were analysed using SPSS vesion18 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL). RESULTS: A significant decrease in the mean scores of ICIQ-SF in the experimental group compared with the control group following intervention (p < .001). Furthermore, a significant increase was observed in self-esteem in the experimental group compared to the control group (p < .001). CONCLUSION: The study findings demonstrate that the self-care programme significantly reduced UI in elderly men living in nursing homes, and that this in turn contributed to boosting their self-esteem. Implementing such an intervention has shown to be useful in managing both UI and improving self-esteem in this patient population.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Self-care programme elderly men nursing home self-esteem urinary incontinence
Page Range: pp. 1-7
Journal or Publication Title: The aging male : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
Journal Index: Pubmed
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/13685538.2019.1573891
ISSN: 1473-0790 (Electronic) 1368-5538 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/2311

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