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Think Dry: Optimalisation of Diagnostic Process of Urinary Incontinence in Older People

2019-09-24 05:27:32 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Urinary incontinence is an increasing medical and socio-economical problem. 44% of the elderly (>65 years) women and 28% of the elderly men suffer from unwilling urine loss. Moreover, this percentages increase with age. Incontinence is a problem with multiple physical, psychological, and financial effects. In addition incontinence has a important impact on the family and healthcare professionals surrounding the elderly.

The problem of urinary incontinence is complex and multifactorial. Moreover, diagnostic guidelines are inconsistent leading to a high amount of technical interventions to diagnose and to specify the type of incontinence.

Aim of this study is to create a short form of necessary technical investigations to diagnose and evaluate urinary incontinence.

Study Design

Conditions

Incontinence, Urge

Intervention

Blood Sample, Renal Function Profile, Frequency Volume Chart, Cystometry, Questionaires, Flow rate measurement + Observation of the post-void residual urine volume, Clinical Examination

Location

Department of Urology, Ghent University Hospital
Gent
Belgium
8300

Status

Recruiting

Source

University Hospital, Ghent

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-24T05:27:32-0400

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