The relationship between urinary incontinence, geriatric depression and loneliness in elderly individuals

Background and Aim: Nowadays, fact of agedness gradually increases. Urinary incontinence is seen as agedness problem can be considered to affect development of depression and loneliness in elderly individuals. This research is designed in descriptive way and it aims to determine relationship between urinary incontinence, geriatric depression and loneliness in elderly individuals. Methods: This research was made in Geriatric Policlinic of a hospital from Ankara between the date of November 2014 and February 2015. The sample of this research was formed 200 elderly individuals who applied to Geriatric Policlinic. During the collection of data, Descriptive Data form, ICIQ-SF, GDS-K and UCLA-LS were used. The data obtained were analyzed by using number, percent, frequency, mean, median, standard deviation, Kruskal Wallis, Mann Whitney U test corrected by Bonferroni and spearman correlation test in SPSS 15 package program. The significance level was taken as p<0.05. Results: In elderly individuals, there is positively but weak relationship between geriatric depression and urinary incontinence (r=0.215; p<0.05). In this research, in elderly individuals there is significantly positive relationship between geriatric depression and loneliness. %29, 5 of elderly individuals were between 77-82 age group. Social activity status, health perception, existence of chronic diseases and daily activity status were related with urinary incontinence (p<0.05). Geriatric depression was affected by marital status, number of children, people living with the individual, social activity status, health perception, existence of chronic diseases and daily activity status (p<0.05). Also number of children, people living with the individual, social activity status, health perception and daily activity status were related with loneliness (p<0.05). Conclusion: In researching urinary incontinence problem of elderly individuals, geriatric depression and loneliness also should be considered. In protecting elderly individuals’ health status and preventing diseases, individual should be dealt as a whole.

Author: 
Hande Demirtaş and Birgül Özkan
Journal Name: 
Int J Inf Res Rev
Volume No: 
04
Issue No: 
05
Paper Number: 
1818
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