Grounded theory was used to acquire an understanding of older women's experience of urinary incontinence (UI).
Women explained that accidents or other problems related to the Ul were threats to their self-esteem.
These threats provided strong incentives to develop an effective continence care system which would help to protect their self-esteem.
If they were successful in developing an effective system, it was possible that they could accept the Ul and lead « normal » lives.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Incontinence urinaire, Vieillard, Femelle, Perception sociale, Attitude, Expérience personnelle, Modèle théorique, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Self care
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Urinary incontinence, Elderly, Female, Social perception, Attitude, Personal experience, Theoretical model, Urinary system disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0580786
Code Inist : 002B14E02. Création : 199406.