The impact of nocturia on older people - implications for nursing practice

Laura McMillan, Joanne Booth

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Nocturia is the most common and under-recognized urinary symptom, experienced by the majority of older people and increasing in prevalence with advancing age. It is associated with a range of debilitating effects including sleep disturbances, falls and instability, depression, and social isolation, yet it is accepted by many as a natural consequence of ageing. However nocturia, like most other lower urinary tract symptoms, is responsive to a range of simple lifestyle advice and behavioural interventions that may be delivered by nurses. This article calls for a raised awareness of this 'silent condition' to enable nurses to recognize nocturia, identify its impact on individuals and initiate and deliver intervention to improve the health and well-being of older people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-6
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2009

Fingerprint

Nocturia
Nursing
Nurses
Social Isolation
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Life Style
Sleep
Depression
Health

Keywords

  • Accidental Falls
  • Aged
  • Depression
  • Humans
  • Life Style
  • Middle Aged
  • Nocturia
  • Nursing
  • Risk Factors
  • Sleep Wake Disorders

Cite this

@article{832f640d18da4b8a8ad06d2f68688c0c,
title = "The impact of nocturia on older people - implications for nursing practice",
abstract = "Nocturia is the most common and under-recognized urinary symptom, experienced by the majority of older people and increasing in prevalence with advancing age. It is associated with a range of debilitating effects including sleep disturbances, falls and instability, depression, and social isolation, yet it is accepted by many as a natural consequence of ageing. However nocturia, like most other lower urinary tract symptoms, is responsive to a range of simple lifestyle advice and behavioural interventions that may be delivered by nurses. This article calls for a raised awareness of this 'silent condition' to enable nurses to recognize nocturia, identify its impact on individuals and initiate and deliver intervention to improve the health and well-being of older people.",
keywords = "Accidental Falls, Aged, Depression, Humans, Life Style, Middle Aged, Nocturia, Nursing, Risk Factors, Sleep Wake Disorders",
author = "Laura McMillan and Joanne Booth",
year = "2009",
month = "5",
day = "28",
doi = "10.12968/bjon.2009.18.10.42463",
language = "English",
volume = "18",
pages = "592--6",
journal = "British Journal of Nursing",
issn = "0966-0461",
publisher = "Mark Allen Healthcare",
number = "10",

}

The impact of nocturia on older people - implications for nursing practice. / McMillan, Laura; Booth, Joanne.

In: British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 18, No. 10, 28.05.2009, p. 592-6.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - The impact of nocturia on older people - implications for nursing practice

AU - McMillan, Laura

AU - Booth, Joanne

PY - 2009/5/28

Y1 - 2009/5/28

N2 - Nocturia is the most common and under-recognized urinary symptom, experienced by the majority of older people and increasing in prevalence with advancing age. It is associated with a range of debilitating effects including sleep disturbances, falls and instability, depression, and social isolation, yet it is accepted by many as a natural consequence of ageing. However nocturia, like most other lower urinary tract symptoms, is responsive to a range of simple lifestyle advice and behavioural interventions that may be delivered by nurses. This article calls for a raised awareness of this 'silent condition' to enable nurses to recognize nocturia, identify its impact on individuals and initiate and deliver intervention to improve the health and well-being of older people.

AB - Nocturia is the most common and under-recognized urinary symptom, experienced by the majority of older people and increasing in prevalence with advancing age. It is associated with a range of debilitating effects including sleep disturbances, falls and instability, depression, and social isolation, yet it is accepted by many as a natural consequence of ageing. However nocturia, like most other lower urinary tract symptoms, is responsive to a range of simple lifestyle advice and behavioural interventions that may be delivered by nurses. This article calls for a raised awareness of this 'silent condition' to enable nurses to recognize nocturia, identify its impact on individuals and initiate and deliver intervention to improve the health and well-being of older people.

KW - Accidental Falls

KW - Aged

KW - Depression

KW - Humans

KW - Life Style

KW - Middle Aged

KW - Nocturia

KW - Nursing

KW - Risk Factors

KW - Sleep Wake Disorders

U2 - 10.12968/bjon.2009.18.10.42463

DO - 10.12968/bjon.2009.18.10.42463

M3 - Article

VL - 18

SP - 592

EP - 596

JO - British Journal of Nursing

JF - British Journal of Nursing

SN - 0966-0461

IS - 10

ER -