Evid Based Nurs 13:57 doi:10.1136/ebn1041
  • Prevalence
  • Cross-sectional study

Faecal incontinence affects 14% of female and 6% of male nursing home residents in Turkey, and urge incontinence is common

  1. Susi Saxer
  1. Correspondence to Susi Saxer
    Projektleitung, FHS Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Institut für Angewandte Pflegewissenschaft, Rosenbergstrasse 22, 9000 St Gallen, Switzerland; susi.saxer{at}

Commentary on:

This study by Aslan and colleagues was performed to determine the prevalence of and factors related to urinary incontinence (UI) and faecal incontinence (FI) among older people residing in nursing homes in Istanbul. As in other countries, the population of older people is increasing in Turkey, and with this ageing of the population the prevalence of UI also increases. UI has a significant impact on quality of life1 but is nevertheless often underreported. Therefore the results of this prevalence study are important for …

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