Royal District Nursing Service
A National Continence Management Strategy funded project.This project aimed to review policies and procedures on bowel health care management and update these and to develop a care model and to incorporate the model into the RDNS education program.
Bower WF, Chase, JW & Dunham F
An initiative of the National Continence Management Strategy. This report described research studies on incontinence conducted in Australia over a 20 year period. The aim was to identify areas where research in continence care may need to be addressed.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra
The report was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, National Continence Management Strategy Program. This report investigates the prevalence, experience and burden of incontinence in Australia and the related monetary costs and expenditure associated with the condition.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra
This report details the number of people who experienced severe incontinence in 2009, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers. It includes estimates of prevalence rates and total expenditure on incontinence, as well as the number of primary carers of people suffering from the condition. It also updates data development since the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's 2006 incontinence report.
The project was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, National Continence Management Strategy Program with the goal of recommending a suite of continence outcome measures to be used by clinicians and researchers in Australia. This project is also linked to a number of other concurrent research projects on continence conditions undertaken for the Department of Health and Ageing.
A National Continence Management Strategy funded project.
This was a collaborative project between residents and staff of Supported Residential Facilities in the Western and Eastern Adelaide Regions, Research Unit at the Royal District Nursing Service (SA Inc.), Port Adelaide Mental Health Service, the Supported Residential Facilities Unit, and the Northern Division of General Practitioners.The project looked at continence problems in residents with mental health conditions living in Supported Residential Facilities and how continence status may be improved.
Moore K, Ho MT, Lapsley H, Brown I, Smoker I, Morris A, O'Sullivan R, Green J, Gonski P, Poulos C, Walsh J, Prince W, Gibson-Jones M, Wells L, Shiaxates C, Dowell C, Louey M, Swinfield J, Huckel D
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.This project investigated methods that could be used to measure the cost effectiveness of continence management, to enable different treatments to be evaluated more effectively by including their cost effectiveness.
Wallis M, Davies E, Thalib L & Griffiths S
An initiative of the National Continence Management Strategy. Evaluated the effectiveness of non-invasive static magnetic stimulation on urinary incontinence in women aged over 60 years.
A National Continence Management Strategy funded project.This project evaluated two management strategies for continence and urinary disorder in patients with Multiple Sclerosis and recommendations made.
"Making Links" - An evaluation of an integrated mulit-disciplinary community-focused model of service delivery for intersectoral transition and community support for people suffering urinary incontinence in the Gold Coast region (2002)
St John W, Wallis M & James H
An initiative of the National Continence Management Strategy.A community continence care service was established for people living in the Gold Coast region of Australia. Services were provided to community-dwelling clients with urinary incontinence by multi-disciplinary staff with specialist continence skills and the effectiveness of the program was evaluated and recommendations made.
Hawthorne, G. Published by the Commonwealth of Australia.
A project of the National Continence Management Strategy.This report covers the prevalence of incontinence in Australia and its impact on people's lives.
Hawthorne G, Sansoni J, Hayes LM, Marosszeky N and Sansoni E
Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne.
Evaluated measures of patient satisfaction items used by clinicians to assess incontinence.
Fonda D, Khera A, Brooks A, Torrance C, Barton R, Powell G & McCay A
Funded by the National Continence Management Strategy. This project developed and tested a clinical tool that may improve interaction between incontinence clinicians and clients and allow clients and carers to express their needs.
National Continence Management Strategy Innovative Grants Program. Assessed whether differences in timing of pelvic floor muscle exercises for women during the postnatal period affected learning retention outcomes.
Nikoletti S, Young J, Levitt M, King M, Chidlow C & Hollingsworth S.
This study evaluated an education program that aimed to prevent or better manage bowel problems after sphincter saving surgery for colorectal cancer once the acute effects of surgery have resolved.
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)
The PSA produced various materials to promote continence awareness in the community and through pharmacy, and evaluated the impact of these.
Sansoni J, Marosszeky N, Sansoni E and Hawthorne G
Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong and the Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne.
This project examined three measures of incontinence (faecal and urinary) to refine them and make them more effective.
Brown, S, Ferlazzo, C, Tsianakas, V.
A National Continence Management Strategy funded project
Report on a pilot project aimed at raising awareness and preventing incontinence problems in young women who exercise at gymnasiums.
Professor Christina Lee C, Johnson C, Chiarelli P
Managing early stress incontinence through women's health clinics.
A National Continence Management Strategy funded project. This project evaluated an early exercise and education intervention for mild urinary stress incontinence in middle-aged women.
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