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This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.

Managing Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
Managing urinary and fecal incontinence
Molly C.Dougherty, Linda L.Jensen
Introduction

Knowledge development about adulthood urinary and fecal incontinence has grown steadily in the past two decades and provides a basis for improved nursing practice. Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine in sufficient amounts that it is a problem (Fantl, Newman, Colling, et al., 1996). Fecal incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of gas, liquid, or solid stool (Tuckson & Fazio, 1989). The Clinical Practice Guidelines for urinary incontinence sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) (Fantl, Newman, et al., 1996; Urinary Incontinence Guideline Panel ...

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