预防下尿路症状研究协会焦点小组研究人群的膀胱健康习惯、态度、现实和经验

Translated title of the contribution: Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Research Consortium focus group Study of Habits, Attitudes, Realities, and Experiences of Bladder health

Lisa Kane Low, Beverly Rosa Williams, Deepa R. Camenga, Jeni Hebert-Beirne, Sonya S. Brady, Diane K. Newman, Aimee S. James, Cecilia T. Hardacker, Jesse Nodora, Sarah E. Linke, Kathryn L. Burgio

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Abstract

Aim: The study purpose is to explore adolescent and adult women's experiences, perceptions, beliefs, knowledge and behaviours related to bladder health across the life course using a socioecological perspective. Lower urinary tract symptoms affect between 20–40% of young adult to middle-aged women, with symptoms increasing in incidence and severity with aging. There is limited evidence to address bladder health promotion and prevention of dysfunction. This first study of the Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium is designed to address gaps in existing qualitative research in this area. Design: This focus group study will be implemented across seven geographically diverse United States research centres using a semi-structured focus group guide informed by a conceptual framework based on the socioecological model. Methods: The study was approved in July 2017. A total of 44 focus groups composed of 6–8 participants representing six different age categories (ranging from 11 to over 65 years) will be completed. We aim to recruit participants with diverse demographic and personal characteristics including race, ethnicity, education, socioeconomic status, urban/rural residence, physical/health conditions, and urinary symptom experience. Six of the focus groups will be conducted in Spanish and translated into English. Focus group transcripts will undergo content analysis and data interpretation to identify and classify themes and articulate emerging themes. Discussion: This foundational qualitative study seeks to develop an evidence base to inform future research on bladder health promotion in adolescent and adult women. Impact: This study has the potential to provide new insights and understanding into adolescent and adult women's lived experience of bladder health, the experience of lower urinary symptoms and knowledge and beliefs across the life course.

Translated title of the contributionPrevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Research Consortium focus group Study of Habits, Attitudes, Realities, and Experiences of Bladder health
Original languageChinese
Pages (from-to)3111-3125
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Volume75
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019

Keywords

  • bladder health
  • focus groups
  • lower urinary tract symptoms
  • nursing
  • primary prevention
  • qualitative research
  • socioecological model
  • urinary symptoms
  • urologic nursing
  • women's health

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