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Effect of an incontinence training program on nursing home staff's knowledge, attitudes, and behavior

Effect of an incontinence training program on nursing home staff's knowledge, attitudes, and behavior

Gerontologist 31(6): 788-794

To test a behavioral approach for urinary incontinence (UI), 166 staff in four nursing homes participated in a quasi-experimental study that measured knowledge and attitudes about UI and compliance with toileting protocols. The intervention group (N = 96) showed a slight increase in knowledge; their attitudes remained positive over the four testing times. Compliance with the more critical component of the toileting protocol was only 72%, although evidence existed that the protocol reduced UI. Results are discussed in terms of the sociocultural environment of nursing homes.

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PMID: 1800252

DOI: 10.1093/geront/31.6.788

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