Comprehensive management of urinary incontinence through quality improvement efforts

Geriatr Nurs. 2002 Mar-Apr;23(2):82-7. doi: 10.1067/mgn.2002.123790.


This article provides a comprehensive examination of eight factors to analyze the potential and contributing causes of urinary incontinence (UI) in long-term care facilities. These factors can guide quality improvement committees to reduce the prevalence of UI. The eight factors--evidence-based practice, assessment, environment, education, staffing, communication, involvement, and evaluation/feedback--were identified through an analysis of 70 quality improvement plans developed by Minnesota nursing facilities and substantiated by the research literature.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Geriatric Nursing / standards*
  • Homes for the Aged
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Minnesota
  • Nurse's Role
  • Nursing Assessment*
  • Nursing Homes
  • Nursing, Team*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Professional Competence
  • Total Quality Management*
  • Urinary Incontinence / diagnosis*
  • Urinary Incontinence / nursing*