Gender differences in inappropriate use of urinary catheters among hospitalized older patients

Fang Wen Hu, Chia-Ming Chang, Pei-Fang Su, Hsuan Ying Chen, Ching Huey Chen

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This study investigated the incidence, rationales, and associated factors of inappropriate urinary catheter use among hospitalized older patients by gender. A longitudinal study of 321 patients with urinary catheter was conducted. Demographic factors, present health factors, urinary catheter factors, and indications of catheter use were collected. A total of 53.7% of urinary catheter-days were inappropriate. For both men and women, there was no significant difference in the incidence and common rationales of inappropriate use. Women, however, have another associated factor with inappropriate use. More tailored alternatives are needed for women to increase comfort to avoid inappropriate catheter use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-175
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 4

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Urinary Catheters
gender-specific factors
incidence
Catheters
demographic factors
indication
longitudinal study
Longitudinal Studies
Cohort Studies
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gender
Demography
health
Incidence
Health

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  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Gender differences in inappropriate use of urinary catheters among hospitalized older patients. / Hu, Fang Wen; Chang, Chia-Ming; Su, Pei-Fang; Chen, Hsuan Ying; Chen, Ching Huey.

In: Journal of Women and Aging, Vol. 31, No. 2, 04.03.2019, p. 165-175.

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