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Burden of Urinary Incontinence in Home Care Patients in the State of Geneva

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2007 by University Hospital, Geneva.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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University Hospital, Geneva Identifier:
First received: September 14, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2007
History: No changes posted
Urinary incontinence (UI) is a frequent problem in community-dwelling older adults and has a huge burden on health complications and healthcare costs. Although effective treatments exist, UI is frequently neglected resulting in unmet needs for continence treatment and potential negative health outcomes. The impact of UI in older patients receiving home care services has not been extensively explored. In a recent study we observed that UI was identified in 46% of 699 patients followed by the "Fondation des Services d'Aide et de Soins à Domicile" in Geneva but the impact of UI on outcome such as institutionalization, hospitalization or death is unknown.

Urinary Incontinence

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Geneva:

Enrollment: 699
Study Start Date: January 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2007
Control: Continent
54% of 699 patients followed as outpatient by the "Fondation des Services d'Aide et de Soins à Domicile" in Geneva without urinary incontinence
Case: Incontinent
46% of 699 patients followed by the "Fondation des Services d'Aide et de Soins à Domicile" in Geneva and with an urinary incontinence


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between July 2004 and December 2004
  • 699 adults patients followed by the "Fondation des Services d'Aide et de Soins à Domicile" in Geneva (two region in the state of Geneva: Meyrin and St-Jean)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00530036

Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Geneva
Principal Investigator: Michel Jung, MD University Hospital of Geneva (HUG)
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00530036     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CER 06-298
Study First Received: September 14, 2007
Last Updated: September 14, 2007

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Geneva:
Patient readmission

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Incontinence
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Urological Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Behavioral Symptoms
Elimination Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on May 25, 2017