oru.sePublikationer
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Perceptions of urinary incontinence among syrian Christian women living in Sweden
Örebro University Hospital, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9062-8840
Örebro University Hospital, Sweden.
Örebro University Hospital, Sweden.
Örebro University Hospital, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3702-3831
2009 (English)In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, ISSN 1043-6596, E-ISSN 1552-7832, Vol. 20, no 3, 296-303 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to describe the perception of urinary incontinence (UI) among Syrian women living in Sweden. DESIGN: A qualitative, descriptive design with focus group discussions (FGDs) was used and analyzed with content analysis. Fourteen Syrian women were interviewed in three FGDs. FINDINGS: Three categories emerged, "Thoughts on UI," "Managing UI," and "Communication With the Health Care System." Among the interviewees, UI was a common, and expected, problem, which could be managed. However, some expressed shame and embarrassment. Some talked about communication problems with health care. DISCUSSION: and Implications for Practice: The health care system should be adjusted to the women's needs, with awareness of the communication difficulties, which could result in misunderstanding and neglected treatments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 20, no 3, 296-303 p.
Keyword [en]
urinary incontinence, ethnic group, interpreter, focus group discussion, psychosocial factors
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-7355DOI: 10.1177/1043659609334850ISI: 000267504000005PubMedID: 19372538Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-67650503250OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-7355DiVA: diva2:224753
Available from: 2009-06-22 Created: 2009-06-22 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Urinary incontinence: prevalence, treatment seeking behaviour, experiences, and perceptions among persons with and without urinary leakage
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Urinary incontinence: prevalence, treatment seeking behaviour, experiences, and perceptions among persons with and without urinary leakage
2009 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The overall aim of this thesis is to describe urinary incontinence (UI) from a population perspective and to describe experiences and perceptions of UI from an individual perspective. This includes assessing the prevalence of urinary incontinence as well as describing treatment seeking and experiences of living with UI. A secondary aim was to describe the perception of UI among cultures other than the Swedish mainstream, exemplified in this case by Syrian women living in Sweden. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used, including questionnaires and interviews.

Studies I and II were quantitative studies based on a population-based study. Together with a postal survey on general health and living conditions “Life & Health”, a questionnaire on urinary incontinence was sent out to 15 360 randomly-selected residents aged 18-79 in Orebro County, Sweden. In Study I, UI was found to affect 19%. The majority of the respondents experienced minor problems, and only 18% of those reporting UI wanted treatment. However, there was also a group who reported severe problems, but despite this 42% of them did not want treatment. Study II investigated why people with UI refrain from seeking care and treatment. It was found that the desire for treatment was regulated by the frequency of UI, being restricted from participating in various activities, the degree of inconvenience, and the type of UI.

Studies III and IV were both qualitative interview studies, describing older women’s experiences of living with UI (Study III) and Syrian women’s perceptions of UI (Study IV). There were similarities between the results of these two studies; the women described UI as a normal and expected problem, and they knew that the district nurse could prescribe incontinence protections and that treatments existed. In both studies, the women expressed difficulties in making contact with the health care service, while the women who did not speak Swedish (Study IV) also had difficulties due to different communication problems.

In conclusion, it is important that health care resources are optimized to identify and meet the needs of those who experience major problems with UI, and that there is awareness of the communication difficulties that can be present in meeting with people who speak other languages. However it is also important not to medicalize those who experience minor problems and who have the desire to manage on their own.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2009. 69 p.
Series
Örebro Studies in Medicine, ISSN 1652-4063 ; 26
Keyword
UI, prevalence, impact on daily life, healthcare-seeking, cultural study
National Category
Clinical Science Surgery
Research subject
Surgery
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-2713 (URN)978-91-7668-646-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2009-02-12, Wilandersalen, M-huset, Universitetssjukhuset, 70185 Örebro, 09:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2009-01-12 Created: 2009-01-12 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopushttp://tcn.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/20/3/296

Authority records BETA

Andersson, GunnelJohansson, Jan-ErikSahlberg-Blom, Eva

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Andersson, GunnelJohansson, Jan-ErikNilsson, KerstinSahlberg-Blom, Eva
In the same journal
Journal of Transcultural Nursing
Nursing

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 511 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf