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  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - An exploratory study of melatonin in children with
           nocturnal enuresis
    • Abstract: Waters, Karen A; Prentice, Bernadette; Caldwell, Patrina HY
      This exploratory study evaluated the use of melatonin to treat patients with nocturnal enuresis. Patients were seen at a tertiary paediatric outpatient clinic between February 2012 and March 2014. Data summarises results in children with nocturnal enuresis who returned for follow-up after being prescribed melatonin. Data collected from the medical records included: demographics, medical and sleep history, incontinence, any previous treatments and response to melatonin. Factors associated with treatment response are presented using descriptive statistics. A total of 39 children diagnosed with nocturnal enuresis were prescribed melatonin. Seven had no follow-up data so data for 32 patients are included. Most participants (94%) had not responded to prior treatment and had non-monosymptomatic enuresis (84%). Sleep problems were reported in all. After melatonin, 90.6% (29/32) reported sleeping better and 75% (24/32) became dry. In addition, 81.3% (26/32) now reporting waking to void, included: 80% (16/20) who used melatonin in conjunction with alarm training and 83.3% (10 of 12) who used melatonin without alarm therapy. Responders included 81.5% (22/27) who had previously failed alarm training and 95.5% (21/22) who previously failed desmopressin. This report of melatonin effectiveness as an adjunct for treating enuresis, suggests a need for additional studies to further define its role in the management of treatment-resistant enuresis.

      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:06:32 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 2 - Perspectives: Nursing: Establishing a nurse-led
           continence clinic in outpatients
    • Abstract: Torr, Susan
      In 2015, a gap in service in the Surgical Outpatients Unit at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) was recognised; the unit did not have a fast-track pathway for urology or gynaecology patients who were diagnosed with incontinence.

      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:05:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 2 - Case study: Urinary incontinence - the role of a
           pharmacist in an aged care residential medication management review
    • Abstract: Deeks, Louise; Naunton, Mark; Nahon, Irmina
      Polypharmacy and increased age are two risk factors for urinary incontinence for residents living in aged care facilities. To reduce this risk for older Australians living in residential aged care facilities, their general practitioner can make a referral to an accredited pharmacist for a Residential Medication Management Review. Medication reviews can address any drug-related problems related to urinary incontinence. We present a case study of a 76-year-old woman with multiple co-morbidities, whose prescribed medicines were reviewed two weeks after returning to her aged care facility from hospital. The medication reconciliation on admission to hospital had been suboptimal, leading to the duplication of medication prescribed to treat urinary incontinence, and this continued on her return to the aged care facility. The focus for the medication review was her worsening urinary incontinence and to decrease her Drug Burden Index, with the aim to reduce her confusion and falls risk. To improve the woman's symptoms, the pharmacist recommended changes to prescribed medications and some were accepted by the general practitioner. This case illustrates the benefits of a pharmacist being a member of the multidisciplinary team for treating urinary incontinence.

      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:02:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 3 - Theoria: Urinary continence and living with
           Machado-Joseph disease: Insights from a literature review and experience
           of the Machado-Joseph Disease Foundation
    • Abstract: LaGrappe, Desiree; Massey, Libby; Couchman, Muthuthantrige; Rantell, Angie; Rungan, Charmaine
      Machado-Joseph disease (MJD), or spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3), is the most common form of spinocerebellar ataxia worldwide, with prevalence among Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory (NT) thought to be the highest in the world. While there is a high prevalence in the NT, particularly in Arnhem Land, Aboriginal people in Far North Queensland are also affected. Prevalence in this population is predicted to increase as a result of population isolation, consanguinity and polygamy. The neurodegenerative disease progresses from incoordination and motor loss to complete immobility and wheelchair dependency, with a mean disease duration of 21 years. It is an autosomal dominant disorder, meaning each child of a person who carries the gene mutation has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease.

      The disease mechanism is a 'triplet repeat' error which causes abnormal cytosine - adenineguanine (CAG) repetition (n= 44 CAG repeats) that typically expands on transmission (that is to say, genetic anticipation). The consequence is an accelerated age of onset and severity of symptoms between generations. In the NT children as young as nine years old have manifested symptoms. A constellation of symptoms precipitates MJD, extending from ataxia and pain, through to disorders of eye movement, sleep, bowel and bladder. Studies report lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) affect from 14% to 55% of those diagnosed with MJD. Functional MJD symptoms compromising gait, dexterity and vision compound the difficulty a person has maintaining social continence. Unmanaged urinary incontinence (UI) results in catastrophic complications for Aboriginal Australians with the disease, including premature death from end-stage renal disease, urosepsis, and rapid decline in function due to fractures sustained from falls when a person toilets.

      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:56:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 4 - Abstracts, podium presentations from the 26th National
           Conference on Incontinence 15-18 November 2017 Sydney, NSW
    • PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:49:32 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 4 - Australian news
    • Abstract: Cockerell, Rowan
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:48:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 4 - Calendar of events 2017-2018
    • PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:48:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 4 - The mid-urethral sling: Current issues
    • Abstract: Haines, Morgan; Kobashi, Kathleen; Rashid, Prem
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:48:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 4 - New Zealand news
    • Abstract: Judd, Louise
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:48:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 3 - Australian news
    • Abstract: Cockerell, Rowan
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:48:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 3 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Sherburn, Margaret
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:48:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 3 - Beliefs and behavioural responses to constipation
           among elderly Malays in north-eastern Peninsular Malaysia
    • Abstract: Patimah, Abdul Wahab; Lee, Yeong Yeh; Hawa, Ali Siti; Azidah, Abdul Kadir; Dariah, Mohd Yusoff
      Beliefs and behavioural responses to constipation may be different in an elderly population of Malay ethnicity. An exploratory study, based on a grounded theory approach, used a semistructured interview to collect data from elderly residents from the north-eastern region of Peninsular Malaysia. A total of 46 elderly people (29 women and 17 men) of Malay ethnicity participated. The study demonstrated that this population had unique beliefs and behavioural responses towards constipation. Specifically, they viewed symptoms associated with constipation as taboo, mild or of low impact, were related to diet and were a part of the normal ageing process. Participants described ways they self-managed constipation, including the use of home remedies. However, whether successful or not in their self-management, they adapted to their symptoms over time unless severe, or they developed haemorrhoids. This study identified and highlighted the importance of including screening for constipation when assessing the health of an older person and educating older people about constipation.

      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:48:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 3 - Reliability testing of the TANGO Short-Form nocturia
           screening tool
    • Abstract: Rose, Georgie E; Bower, Wendy F; Ervin, Claire F; Whishaw, DMichael; Khan, Fary
      The TANGO Short-Form is a 22-item screening questionnaire designed to assist clinicians in identifying clinically relevant co-existing causes of nocturia. The name TANGO was chosen as our research team wished to target the aetiology of nocturia to guide optimal outcomes. The objective of this study was to investigate the test-retest reliability and content validity of the questionnaire as a first step in evaluating the psychometric properties of this new tool. Forty inpatients at The Royal Melbourne Hospital Rehabilitation Service self-administered the tool on two occasions, five to 10 days apart. Test-retest reliability of the questionnaire was evaluated in participants who were clinically stable over the study period using Cohen's Kappa Statistic and associated 95% confidence intervals. Content validity was assessed through structured interviewing of participants completing the questionnaires and utilising feedback from both participants and clinical experts. The mean age of study participants was 69.6 years (SD 9.4); 65% were female and 93% reported nocturia =< 1 episode. Substantial to perfect agreement (Kappa 0.61 - 1.0) was demonstrated on 17 of the 22 items and an additional four items returned moderate levels of agreement. Feedback provided evidence that the participants understood the questions and interpreted them in the manner intended. The TANGO Short-Form demonstrated moderate to excellent test-retest reliability and acceptable content validity. Future work will establish construct and concurrent validity.

      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:48:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 3 - Calendar of events 2017-2018
    • PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:48:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 3 - Information for authors
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  • Volume 23 Issue 3 - New Zealand news
    • Abstract: Judd, Louise
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:48:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 2 - New in Cochrane
    • Abstract: Miller, Jacinta
      Indwelling urinary catheter management and the treatment of incontinence-associated dermatitis are the subjects of two most recent reviews published by the Cochrane Incontinence Group.`

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 2 - New Zealand news
    • Abstract: Zander, Jan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 2 - Calendar of events 2017
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 2 - Stigma, insecurity and burden: Women's experience with
           postnatal urinary incontinence in a Malaysian population
    • Abstract: Mohd Yusoff, Dariah
      The aim of this study was to explore the impact of urinary incontinence on a woman's life as described by postnatal women in Kelantan, Malaysia. A descriptive, qualitative approach was used to collect data via semi-structured interviews with 12 women aged 18 to 45 years who were between three to five months post-partum. The women had reported persistent urinary incontinence. Analysis of data resulted in the identification of themes including the main theme "consequences of postnatal urinary incontinence" and three sub-themes "stigma", "insecurity" and "burden". Postnatal urinary incontinence can cause substantial medical, physical and psychosocial complications. It diminishes women's roles in the family and affects their ability to participate in cultural and religious activities such as the Muslim prayer schedule.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 2 - Continence care: Development and validation of the
           role profile of the nurse continence specialist
    • Abstract: Paterson, James; Ostaszkiewicz, Joan; Suyasa, I Gede Putu Darma; Skelly, Jennifer; Bellefeuille, Lesley
      Although nurses have specialized in the management of incontinence, bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor dysfunction for more than 30 years, there is a lack of awareness and underutilization of their role. This article describes a 6-year project to define, characterize, and validate a role profile of the Nurse Continence Specialist. Data collection used a 2-phase, mixed-methods design. Phase 1 of the project resulted in a draft Nurse Continence Specialist role profile and Phase 2 led to validation of the draft profile. The result was a broad consensus about what constitutes the specific skill set for Nurse Continence Specialist specialization within nursing.

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  • Volume 23 Issue 2 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Sherburn, Margaret
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 2 - Australian news
    • Abstract: Cockerell, Rowan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Calendar of events 2017
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - New Zealand news
    • Abstract: Zander, Jan
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  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Australian news
    • Abstract: Cockerell, Rowan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Proceedings from Workshop 4, ICS 2016, Tokyo, Japan:
           Novel method of evaluating overnight urine characteristics in patients
           with nocturia
    • Abstract: Bower, Wendy F
      One of the aspects addressed in Workshop 4 was renal function in patients with nocturia. As with nocturnal enuresis in children, the symptom of interest depends upon the balance between kidney and bladder function and sleep mechanisms. Over-production of urine (polyuria), sub-optimal storage of urine (reduced voided volumes) or impaired sleep can all induce waking-to-void.

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  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Faecal incontinence in older people in Australia and
           New Zealand: A narrative review
    • Abstract: Guinane, John; Crone, Rosie
      The aim of this narrative review is to describe current literature on faecal incontinence in older adults in Australia and New Zealand. The particular areas of the review are: prevalence, and the impact of faecal incontinence among older adults living in the community and in residential care facilities. Pubmed and Embase databases were searched for published articles relating to faecal incontinence in older adults in Australia and New Zealand. Several factors, including the use of various definitions and diagnostic tools, meant the studies found were unique and these heterogeneous results are presented as a narrative comparison. Nine publications were identified that examined the prevalence of faecal incontinence among older adults living in the community and in residential care facilities in Australia and New Zealand. They indicate a prevalence rate of 12-13% in the older population with a higher prevalence rate among older men and a prevalence rate of 50% of people living in residential aged care. There are various definitions of significant faecal incontinence and an international consensus definition used by researchers could improve future information. Five publications addressed either the aetiology; the impact or the diagnosis or assessment of faecal incontinence. In terms of diagnosis, the review found that the wider use of screening tools, in particular the Revised Faecal Incontinence Scale, may identify more people in the elderly population who have faecal incontinence. Important areas for future research in Australia and New Zealand are to better identify the prevalence of faecal incontinence in high-risk populations and to identify and provide more information about diagnostic tools that could be recommended for use in residential care facilities.

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  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Sherburn, Margaret
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  • Volume 22 Issue 4 - Calendar of events 2016-2017
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 4 - New Zealand news
    • Abstract: Zander, Jan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 4 - Australian news
    • Abstract: Cockerell, Rowan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 4 - Abstracts from the 25th National Conference on
           Incontinence in association with the Urogynaecological Society of
           Australasia 9-12 November 2016 Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South
           Australia
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  • Volume 22 Issue 4 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Sherburn, Margaret
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - An exploration of the efficacy of telehealth in the
           assessment and management of stress urinary incontinence among women in
           rural locations
    • Abstract: Conlan, Lee; Thompson, Judith; Fary, Robyn
      This case series aimed to investigate the impacts and acceptability of, as well as barriers to, physiotherapy assessment and treatment of six women with self-reported stress urinary incontinence, living in rural areas using telehealth technology. Women with selfreported urinary incontinence living in rural locations were recruited to receive an initial continence physiotherapy assessment and treatment session via telehealth. Severity of stress urinary incontinence, condition-specific quality of life and urinary leakage frequency were measured. Satisfaction with the telehealth assessment process and barriers to accessing skilled continence physiotherapists were also assessed. Six participants, aged 24-56 years, were determined to have moderate to severe stress urinary incontinence (range 6-17) at baseline, measured with the Modular Questionnaire-Urinary Incontinence Short Form. Six weeks following the intervention, all participants showed an improvement in urinary symptom scores, and four participants showed an improvement in quality of life and urinary leakage. Following intervention, all participants rated their condition as improved. There was high satisfaction with the telehealth method of delivery. The main barriers to access to a continence-trained physiotherapist were inconvenience and site-related factors. Initial assessment and management provided by a continence-trained physiotherapist via telehealth may be an effective solution to lack of access for women with stress urinary incontinence living in rural Australia.

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  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - Calendar of events
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - Australian news
    • Abstract: Cockerell, Rowan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - Theoria: Asking better questions - the key to better
           outcomes
    • Abstract: Tighe, Lindsay
      Questions have the power to change lives and yet, generally speaking, apart from being mindful of using open questions, practitioners are not aware of the benefits of questions. In this article I will explore the benefits of using a more questioning approach; that is, using well considered questions, and provide some simple tips that can make your questioning techniques effective in achieving better outcomes.

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  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - New Zealand news
    • Abstract: Zander, Jan
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  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - The challenges of a rural continence service: A
           personal story
    • Abstract: Ferrier, Anna
      My role is clinical nurse consultant, continence nurse specialist, based in Roma, Queensland, 479 kilometres west of Brisbane. Roma is in the South West Hospital and Health Service, which services an area of 319,870 km2 and an estimated population of 26,150 people. This role is supported by Julie Westaway, nurse practitioner, Toowoomba, and line manager Helen Wassman, service director of Community and Allied Health Roma Adults Services.

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  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - Learning to accept incontinence and continence care in
           residential aged care facilities: Family members' experiences
    • Abstract: Ostaszkiewicz, Joan; Tomlinson, Emily; Hutchinson, Alison
      The psychological process of living in a residential aged care facility and being incontinent and dependent on another person for assistance with bladder and bowel function is largely unchartered. Likewise, little is known about the experiences and opinions of next-ofkin family members. As the function of many family members is as key advocate for residents, it is important to understand and share their perspectives about quality continence care. The aim was to explore next-of-kin family members' understandings and expectations about the concept of 'quality continence care' for their relative living in a residential aged care facility. The findings suggest shared indicators of quality continence care centre on practices that family members believe will maintain a resident's cleanliness and comfort, interpret the behaviours of cognitively impaired residents, optimise personal continence and autonomy, identify and address underlying medical conditions, and validate family member roles as advocates. The findings led to the development of a typology of family member beliefs and expectations about quality continence care, which could inform the development of future education programs for the aged care workforce, as well as the development and implementation of a best practice guideline for quality continence care in residential aged care facilities. By providing important insights into family members' understandings and expectations about continence care, the research contributes to international efforts to improve the quality of continence care for frail older adults.

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  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - A longitudinal study of asymptomatic rectocoele
    • Abstract: Woodman, Jacqueline R; Cowan, Tim; Karantanis, Emmanuel; Moore, Kate H
      The aim of this study was to reassess symptoms and signs of asymptomatic rectocoele in women five or more years post initial diagnosis and to determine any factors associated with a worsened condition. Women diagnosed with asymptomatic demonstrable rectocoele and seen at one centre between 1992 and 1999, were recruited via letter, which included information about the study. Once consent was received, participants were sent the Birmingham Bowel and Urinary Symptoms Questionnaire and invited to attend for reassessment of their condition and examination. At this appointment, the main outcomes were the questionnaire, pelvic organ prolapse examination, and Baden- Walker scale.

      Of the 316 consecutive women diagnosed with asymptomatic rectocoele who were contacted, 130 letters were returned "address unknown", 18 declined to participate, 49 had died and 19 did not reply. Of 100 replies, 4/100 (4%) declined because they had had prolapse surgery, 96/100 (96%) returned the questionnaire, of whom 6/96 (6%) declined further consultation. Of the 90 remaining women who returned the questionnaire, 62/90 (69%) were examined at a median of 5.9 years (IQR 5.1 to 7.3) and 11 women had undergone prolapse surgery, leaving 51 women in the cohort. In 31/51 (61%) remaining patients, the rectocoele findings were unchanged: all remained asymptomatic; 20/51 (39%) had a more advanced rectocoele on examination but only 5/51 (9.8%) had developed overt symptoms. Rectocoele progression was not associated with age, body mass index, oestrogen status, pelvic floor muscle training, or a history of constipation. Rectocoele progression was associated with greater median bowel symptom scores on Birmingham Bowel and Urinary Symptoms Questionnaire 18.7 (8.2 to 23.7) than non-progression 12.3 (4.2 to 16.7), p=0.027. In most patients (89.2%) with asymptomatic rectocoele, symptoms and signs were unchanged at five years.

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  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Sherburn, Margaret
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  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - Calendar of events 2016
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - Australian news
    • Abstract: Cockerell, Rowan
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  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - Development of a long-form screening tool to identify
           clinically relevant co-morbidities of nocturia
    • Abstract: Bower, Wendy F; Ervin, Claire F; Whishaw, DMichael; Khan, Fary
      There are significant interactions between voiding at night and metabolic, cardiovascular, hormonal, mental health, sleep and inflammatory changes that flag nocturia as a likely marker of co-morbid medical conditions. The causal pathway of nocturia is multifactorial and di.ers between patients. However, there is currently no clinical tool to capture information about all-cause pathophysiology underlying nocturia. The aim of this study was to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessment metric to identify potential and co-existing causes of nocturia. Validated and reliable tools measuring co-morbidities were collected and discriminating items in each tool identified. A 57-item questionnaire was developed and pertinent clinical measures were added. The TANGO (Targeting aetiology of nocturia guides outcomes) Long-Form was piloted in individuals for feedback about the completion process. The tool was revised to 56 items and piloted in the clinical setting prior to use in data collection. The index question for the new metric established the frequency of nocturia at night, and bother this caused. Significant risk factors for nocturia > 1 per night and items from validated metrics capturing these variables followed. Demographic details relating to age, gender, work status, living arrangements and the number of years of education and training were added, along with a medical checklist. Six physical measures were identified. Psychometric testing is under way in five patient cohorts, with the aim of generating a TANGO Short-Form. Reliability testing is then planned.

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  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - A scoping study of paediatric continence service
           provision in the Great Southern region of Western Australia
    • Abstract: Goetze, Emma; McLean, Katherine; Thompson, Judith; Jacques, Angela; Briffa, Kathy
      The aim in conducting this cross-sectional study was to survey 100 parents of children in pre-primary and year one in the Great Southern region of Western Australia to determine the number of children with urinary incontinence and, of those, how many were receiving treatment. The severity and associated risk factors were also investigated. Permission was sought from schools to recruit parents of children starting primary school to complete an online survey. Social media was used to enhance response rates. The response rate was 100/1665 (6%) of the total target population, 100/925 (10.8%) of children from participating schools. Overall, 40% of responders reported daytime urinary incontinence. Of the children with daytime urinary incontinence, 26.3% experienced mild and 73.7% moderate-severe daytime urinary incontinence. No child was reported to have severe daytime urinary incontinence. Nocturnal enuresis was reported in 46.9% of those who responded and 89.8% of children su.ered from at least one other lower urinary tract symptom. This study is significant as there are limited treatment options in regional Australia for paediatric daytime urinary incontinence. Only 23.7% of parents had sought medical treatment for their a.ected child. Further research is required to determine whether lack of parental awareness regarding the significance of incontinence and the availability of treatment services; or the lack of accessible services in regional and rural Australia is behind inadequate intervention for this condition. Larger sample sizes are required to accurately determine prevalence and to examine risk factors for daytime urinary incontinence in children.

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  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - New Zealand news
    • Abstract: Zander, Jan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - Continence Nurses Society Australia: Who are we and
           what do we do'
    • Abstract: Thompson, Janie
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  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Active strategies needed to address
           incontinence-associated dermatitis in hospitalised patients
    • Abstract: Ostaszkiewicz, Joan
      Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is skin redness, with or without skin erosion, caused by contact with urine or faeces. It is distinct from skin conditions caused by other sources of moisture. It occurs on the buttocks, over the coccygeal area, rectal area, lower abdomen, upper thighs, gluteal cleft or groin, scrotum in men, or labia in women. Reported prevalence rates vary widely, depending on the methods used to define and measure the condition, the presence or absence of coexisting faecal incontinence and the clinical setting. The presence of IAD is an indicator of the quality of care, particularly as the condition can escalate if it remains unaddressed. There has been little consensus about the defining features of IAD and no methods to assess and measure the extent of IAD.

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  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - New Zealand news
    • Abstract: Zander, Jan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Nursing update: Continence Nurses Society Australia
           standards for practice
    • Abstract: Thompson, Janie
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Australian news
    • Abstract: Cockerell, Rowan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Calendar of events 2016
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - ANZCJ should reflect the leadership Australia and New
           Zealand give to continence research
    • Abstract: Sherburn, Margaret
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Case study: The challenge of assessing postpartum
           urethral symptoms from a physiotherapy perspective: Case study
    • Abstract: Edmeades, Lynley
      This single case study discusses the physiotherapy management of a patient with postpartum symptoms and signs consistent with urethral and bladder prolapse: a Skene's duct cyst was the final diagnosis. The complexity of differential diagnosis for urethral symptoms emphasises the need for careful coordination between different health professionals, with appropriate diagnostic and management skills. The physiotherapist is well placed to monitor signs and symptoms that do not resolve and provide timely referral for the best outcomes for patients.

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  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - A seating review may benefit patients with a spinal
           cord injury who experience poor urine drainage
    • Abstract: Jannings, Wendy; Thompson, Andrew
      A person with spinal cord injury who practises reflex voiding may experience poor urine drainage only when seated upright in their wheelchair. Referral to a seating therapist may be a useful intervention to review the individual's posture and the design of the wheelchair cushion to ensure that high perineal pressure is not occluding the urethra.

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  • Volume 21 Issue 4 - Calendar of events 2015-2016
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 4 - Australian news
    • Abstract: Cahill, Barry
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 4 - Abstracts from the 24th National Conference on
           incontinence - the continence foundation of Australia in association with
           the UroGynaecological Society of Australasia 25-28 November 2015
           Melbourne, Victoria
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  • Volume 21 Issue 4 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Weatherall, Mark
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 4 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 4 - New Zealand news
    • Abstract: Zander, Jan
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  • Volume 21 Issue 3 - Verbal pelvic floor muscle instructions pre-prostate
           surgery assessed by transperineal ultrasound: Do men get it'
    • Abstract: Neumann, Patricia; Fuller, Andrew; Sutherland, Peter
      The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of careful verbal instruction on the ability of men to correctly contract the pelvic floor muscles. The participants were men before robotic-assisted prostate surgery for cancer. After careful verbal instruction, participants had bladder neck movement in the cranial direction assessed by two-dimensional transperineal ultrasound. All 31 participants were able to move the bladder neck in the cranial direction.

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  • Volume 21 Issue 3 - New Zealand news
    • Abstract: Zander, Jan
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  • Volume 21 Issue 3 - Establishing a continence nurse-led pessary clinic as
           a new model of care for women in rural Victoria
    • Abstract: Wilson, Margaret; Bellefeuille, Lesley-Ann; D'Amore, Angelo; Mitchell, Eleanor KL
      Use of vaginal pessaries to treat vaginal prolapse and incontinence is experiencing renewed interest in Australia. The premise of this study was that a nurse-led pessary clinic would facilitate this treatment option for rural women who would otherwise have to travel long distances to metropolitan centres to access this therapy. The aim was to establish a nurse-led pessary clinic for rural women and examine patient uptake and health outcomes. Competency for assessment, fitting and ongoing management of clients using pessaries was achieved through training and expert support from experienced continence nurse advisors and gynaecologists. Women were referred to the pessary clinic, either directly by their general practitioner, or by the continence nurse advisor from the continence clinic once a continence assessment and management plan was completed, and after discussion with their doctor. Thirty-nine women were referred to the pessary clinic over the first 31 months. Three women who had a pessary already fitted were referred for management and were ineligible for this study. Seven women declined a pessary and seven were not suitable for a pessary. Twenty-two women participated in this study and of those 17 were successfully fitted with a pessary. Only four participants continued with the pessary after three months. All women completed a pre-post questionnaire to assess bladder and vaginal symptoms. The study demonstrates the practicalities of developing a new model of care in a rural setting. Expert support is a key factor in providing this treatment option.

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  • Volume 21 Issue 3 - Theoria: A NICE context for New Zealand clinical
           practice
    • Abstract: Weatherall, Mark
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 3 - Australian news
    • Abstract: Cahill, Barry
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 3 - Calendar of events 2015
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 2 - The revised urinary incontinence scale: A clinical
           validation
    • Abstract: Sansoni, Janet E; Hawthorne, Graeme E; Marosszeky, Nicholas; Fleming, Glenn
      The Revised Urinary Incontinence Scale was developed as a short, psychometrically sound measure for epidemiological and outcomes research. The aims of the clinical evaluation reported here were to compare the validity and responsiveness of the Revised Urinary Incontinence Scale with other measures recommended by the International Continence Society and to establish interim cut-points for scores that correspond with condition severity as defined by patients, clinicians and other indicators. The participants were 167 consecutive female patients, recruited from seven Australian continence clinics, who completed questionnaires before and after continence treatment. Treatment could be: advice from a continence nurse, physiotherapy or surgery. Measures included the Revised Urinary Incontinence Scale, the International Consultation of Incontinence-Urinary Incontinence-Short Form, the Urogenital Distress Inventory-6 and the Incontinence Severity Index. Data after treatment were available from 86 participants. Cronbach's alpha for the Revised Urinary Incontinence Scale was 0.70; 0.63 for the Urogenital Distress Inventory-6; 0.61 for the International Consultation of Incontinence-Urinary Incontinence Short Form; and 0.50 for the Incontinence Severity Index. Test-retest reliabilities estimated by intra-class correlation coefficients were 0.77, 0.74, 0.67, and 0.76 respectively. All scales were responsive to change following treatment but the Urogenital Distress Inventory-6 and the Revised Urinary Incontinence Scale had larger effect sizes, the ratio of change to its standard deviation. The Revised Urinary Incontinence Scale was strongly associated with other incontinence measures and it had evaluative discrimination when compared with other indicators of incontinence severity. The Revised Urinary Incontinence Scale is a short, reliable and valid scale for evaluation of urinary incontinence and its response to treatment.

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  • Volume 21 Issue 2 - Theoria: Mirabegron - promising new drug for
           overactive bladder syndrome
    • Abstract: Rigby, Debbie
      Antimuscarinic, also called anticholinergic, medications are the mainstay of pharmacological treatment for urinary incontinence (UI) and overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome. These medicines reduce urinary frequency, urgency symptoms, and episodes of UI. However, their use is often limited by troublesome adverse effects, particularly for older people. Many patients discontinue therapy due to these adverse effects such as dry mouth, constipation, or mental effects. Dry mouth is reported in about 30% of patients.

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  • Volume 21 Issue 2 - Calendar of events 2015
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 2 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 2 - Australian news
    • Abstract: Cahill, Barry
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 2 - Journal watch
    • Abstract: Weatherall, Mark
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 2 - Paediatrics: Nocturnal enuresis, daytime urinary and
           faecal incontinence in children with special needs
    • Abstract: von Gontard, Alexander
      'Special needs' is an umbrella term referring to children who require additional medical, psychiatric, psychological and educational assistance. 'Special needs' include heterogeneous groups of physical and intellectual disabilities, as well as a wide variety of neuro-developmental disorders. Although there is a diverse range of disorders associated with children with special needs, a recent review concluded that children with special needs share a common condition, namely incontinence.

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  • Volume 21 Issue 2 - New Zealand news
    • Abstract: Zander, Jan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - The standardisation of terminology of lower urinary
           tract function in children and adolescents: Update report from the
           Standardisation Committee of the International Children's Continence
           Society
    • Abstract: Austin, Paul F; Bauer, Stuart B; Bower, Wendy; Chase, Janet; Franco, Israel; Hoebeke, Piet; Rittig, Soren; Walle, Johan Vande; von Gontard, Alexander; Wright, Anne; Yang, Stephen S; Neveus, Tryggve
      The impact of the original International Children's Continence Society (ICCS) terminology document on lower urinary tract (LUT) function resulted in the global establishment of uniformity and clarity in the characterization of LUT function and dysfunction in children across multiple healthcare disciplines. The present document serves as a stand-alone terminology update reflecting refinement and current advancement of knowledge on paediatric LUT function. A variety of worldwide experts from multiple disciplines within the ICCS leadership who care for children with LUT dysfunction were assembled as part of the standardization committee. A critical review of the previous ICCS terminology document and the current literature was performed. Additionally, contributions and feedback from the multidisciplinary ICCS membership were solicited. Following a review of the literature over the last 7 years, the ICCS experts assembled a new terminology document reflecting current understanding of bladder function and LUT dysfunction in children using the resources from the literature review, expert opinion and ICCS member feedback. The present ICCS terminology document provides a current and consensus update to the evolving terminology and understanding of LUT function in children.

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  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - Training of Australian health care providers in
           pessary management for women with pelvic organ prolapse: Outcomes of a
           novel program
    • Abstract: Neumann, Patricia B; Scammell, Anna E; Burnett, Alexandra M; Thompson, Judith A; Briffa, NKathryn
      In a novel program, experienced women's health practitioners (physiotherapists, nurses and medical practitioners) were trained in the clinical use of pessaries as a conservative management option for women with pelvic organ prolapse. The health practitioners were invited to complete a survey after the training course to find how many had started to provide pessary care in their clinical practice and what barriers they had encountered. Of the 98 training course participants, 79 (82%) were continence and women's health physiotherapists, 15 (15%) were nurses and 4 (4%) medical practitioners. There was a 42% response rate to the survey questionnaire, which identified that 29% of respondents had started fitting pessaries within the first year of the training course. This potentially increases access to pessary care for women seeking conservative management of their prolapse symptoms. A range of barriers was encountered. Ongoing research should facilitate an acceptance of the extension of women's health physiotherapy and nursing scope of practice to include the provision of pessary care in the Australian health care setting.

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  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Weatherall, Mark
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  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - Calendar of events 2015
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - Journal watch
    • Abstract: Chapman, Lorena
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - Australian news
    • Abstract: Cahill, Barry
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - New Zealand news
    • Abstract: Zander, Jan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 4 - Ethical challenges associated with providing
           continence care in residential aged care facilities: Findings from a
           grounded theory study
    • Abstract: Ostaszkiewicz, Joan; O'Connell, Beverly; Dunning, Trisha
      A person-centred approach to care in residential aged care facilities should uphold residents' rights to independence, choice, decision-making, participation, and control over their lifestyle. Little is known about how nurses and personal care assistants working in these facilities uphold these ideals when helping residents to maintain continence and manage incontinence. The overall aim of the study was to develop a grounded theory to describe and explain how Australian residents of aged care facilities have their continence care needs determined, delivered and communicated. This paper presents and discusses a subset of the findings about the ethical challenges nurses and personal care assistants encountered while providing continence care. Grounded theory methodology was used for in-depth interviews with 18 nurses and personal care assistants who had experience of providing, supervising or assessing continence care in an Australian residential aged care facilities, and to analyse 88 hours of field observations in two facilities. Data generation and analysis occurred simultaneously using open coding, theoretical coding, and selective coding, until data were saturated. While addressing the day-to-day needs of residents who needed help to maintain continence and/or manage incontinence, nurses and personal care assistants struggled to enable residents to exercise choice and autonomy. The main factor that contributed to this problem was the fact that nurses and personal care assistants had to respond to multiple, competing and conflicting expectations about residents' care needs. This situation was compounded by workforce constraints, inadequate information about residents' care needs, and an unpredictable work environment. Providing continence care accentuated the ethical tensions associated with caregiving. Nurses and personal care assistant responses were mainly characterised by highly protective behaviours towards residents. Underlying structural factors that hinder high-quality continence care to residents of aged care facilities should be urgently addressed.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 4 - Continence in residential care: Rising to meet the
           challenge
    • Abstract: Weatherall, Mark
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 4 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 4 - Calendar of events 2014-2015
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 4 - The bliss of continence restored [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Barry, Christopher
      Review(s) of: The bliss of continence restored, by Peter Petros, Patricia M Skilling, Joan McCredie, Publisher: BookBaby, 5 September 2013, ASIN: B00F2RIK26, RRP ebook Kindle edition, A$9.51.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 4 - Australian news
    • Abstract: Cahill, Barry
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 4 - New Zealand news
    • Abstract: Zander, Jan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 4 - Surgical management of stress urinary incontinence in
           obese women - a systematic review
    • Abstract: Hatzistergos, Joanna; Moore, Kate H
      The link between obesity and stress urinary incontinence is well documented, and rates of both have increased steadily with time. Conservative therapies including pelvic floor muscle training and weight loss are the first-line treatments for women who are obese and have stress urinary incontinence. However, if weight loss cannot be achieved, if pelvic floor muscle training is ineffective, or if symptoms continue, patients and clinicians may consider surgery. Traditionally, surgeons have been hesitant to perform abdominal colposuspension, pubo-vaginal sling and the mid-urethral sling surgeries on women who are obese. This paper reports a systematic review of the efficacy of surgical management for women who are clinically obese and require surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 4 - The lived experience of bedwetting in young men living
           in Western Australia
    • Abstract: Wilson, Glenice Joyce
      This phenomenological study describes the lived experience of young men who have persistent nocturnal enuresis and live in the Western Australian community. The exploration and description of these experiences is set within the context of existing literature. Six young men, aged between 19 and 27 years and from a variety of socio-demographic backgrounds, completed the study. Participants reported using a variety of strategies to hide their problem as the primary means of coping with bedwetting. Hiding within the family, as an associated sub-theme, offered the initial support in pre-adolescence years, with families supporting that they would grow out of the problem. In adolescence, a time of determining identity, another associated sub-theme was struggling to sustain peer relationships. Each participant reported, as a final sub-theme, an overwhelming feeling of social isolation and separation as they approached and tried to cope with independence as a young adult. These findings reinforce that both the community at large as well as health professionals require information and education on this hidden health issue. Young people and their families need information that includes how to access resources and health services, to ensure early diagnosis and support, and to optimise the quality of life for this group of men.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 3 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 3 - New Zealand news
    • Abstract: Zander, Jan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 3 - Australian news
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 3 - Abstracts from the 23rd National Conference on
           Incontinence - joint meeting of the Continence Foundation of Australia,
           International Children's Continence Society and the UroGynaecological
           Society of Australasia, 10-13 September 2014
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:13 GMT
       
 
 
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