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Commentary on: Artero-Lopez C, Marquez-Hernandez V, Estevez-Morales M, et al. Inertia in nuursing care of hospitalised patients with urinary incontinence. J Clin Nurs 2018;27:1488–1496.
Implications for practice and research
Timely education, checklists and guidelines use, and performance feedback are needed for urinary incontinence (UI) assessment, prevention, and treatment.
A theory-based investigation of multilevel barriers to implement UI assessment, prevention, and treatment will advance knowledge, facilitating new models of continence care.
UI is often under-reported and under-treated. Its prevalence increases with age, as do some risk factors including confusion and dependence on others for ambulation.1
These factors may be present when, or develop while, adults are admitted to hospital. Little attention has focused on hospital UI care until recently. Artero-López and colleagues2 investigated the role clinical inertia (defined for this study as, ‘any action inherent …
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