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Hospital practitioner views on the benefits of continence education and best ways to provide training

Percival, John; Abbott, Katharine; Allain, Theresa; Bradley, Rachel; Cramp, Fiona; Donovan, Jenny; McCabe, Candy; Neubauer, Kyra; Redwood, Sabi; Cotterill, Nikki

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Authors

Katharine Abbott

Theresa Allain

Rachel Bradley

Fiona Cramp Fiona.Cramp@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Long Term Conditions

Jenny Donovan

Candy McCabe Candy.Mccabe@uwe.ac.uk
Professor of Clinical Research and Practice

Kyra Neubauer

Sabi Redwood

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N Nikki Cotterill Nikki.Cotterill@uwe.ac.uk
Professor of Long Term Conditions (Continence Care)



Abstract

Aim: The aim of the study was to explore practitioners' experiences and perspectives on continence training, in order to understand its relevance to practice and how take-up of, and engagement with, such training may be improved. Design: 27 qualitative interviews were conducted with nursing, medical and allied health practitioners in three hospitals. Methods: We analysed data thematically, both manually and with the aid of NVivo software. The research adheres to the consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research checklist. Results: Practitioners asserted the likely benefits of evidence-based continence training, including more judicious use of products, reduction in associated infection, better patient skin care and more facilitative communication with patients. Practitioners also identified preferred methods of continence training, according to their role and workload. To ensure better take-up of, and engagement with, continence training, it must be authorized as essential and provided in ways that reflect professional preferences and pragmatic resource considerations.

Citation

Percival, J., Abbott, K., Allain, T., Bradley, R., Cramp, F., Donovan, J., …Cotterill, N. (2023). Hospital practitioner views on the benefits of continence education and best ways to provide training. Nursing Open, 10(5), 3305-3313. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.1582

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 15, 2022
Online Publication Date Jan 12, 2023
Publication Date May 1, 2023
Deposit Date Jan 12, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 30, 2023
Journal Nursing open
Print ISSN 2054-1058
Electronic ISSN 2054-1058
Publisher Wiley Open Access
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 5
Pages 3305-3313
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.1582
Keywords Catheters, Continence care, Education, Hospital healthcare practitioner, Incontinence, Nurses, Pads, Product, Training
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10338675

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