The Experience of Community-Living Men Managing Fecal Incontinence.

The experience of community-living men managing fecal incontinence.

Filed under: Rehab Centers

Rehabil Nurs. 2012 Nov-Dec; 37(6): 298-306
Peden-McAlpine C, Bliss D, Becker B, Sherman S

The purpose of this study was to investigate the lived experience of men managing fecal incontinence (FI).A phenomenological method was used to investigate the experience of FI. Eleven men participated in unstructured interviews. Van Manen’s approach was used for data analysis.The findings display men’s experiences of living with FI through space, relationships, time and body. The essential theme generated from the analysis was “secret resignation.” Resignation of having FI was the main coping strategy of the men in this study and was reflected in the limited approaches they used to manage their symptoms. The common reason of the resignation was considering FI normal for them and a consequence of aging.The findings provide guidance to rehabilitation nurses to first inquire about the presence of FI, education men about its etiologies, and develop plans of care that address men’s main concerns.
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Identification of patients at risk for falls in an inpatient rehabilitation program.

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Rehabil Nurs. 2012 Nov-Dec; 37(6): 292-7
Salamon LA, Victory M, Bobay K

To determine if there is a more sensitive method to identify inpatient rehabilitation patients at high risk for falls rather than the Morse fall scale.Retrospective analysis of falls occurring during 6-month period in 2009. Age and diagnosis were used to create comparison groups between patients who fell and those who did not. T-tests were used to determine differences between the two groups in FIM scores and Morse fall scores.Patients who had stroke as a primary diagnosis were more likely to fall than other patients. Length of stay was greater for patients who fell (p = .008). The positive predictive value of the Morse fall scale for patients who fell was 57%, suggesting that it is not a sensitive predictor of falls in rehabilitation patients. Patients who fell had significantly lower FIM expression scores (p = .02).
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“The kind peace of mind culture” improves patient satisfaction.

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Rehabil Nurs. 2012 Nov-Dec; 37(6): 286-91
Seeber R

Following the theory that when patients know the nurse is coming at a predictable and frequent sequence, their anxiety is assuaged, the goal of “The Kind Peace of Mind Culture” model was to achieve the same outcome in terms of patient satisfaction and decreased call lights in an efficient and less labor intensive manner.In this study, a new model was developed that would increase the amount of nurse touches to the patient and using helpful scripting will increase the patient’s perception of the nurse’s presence on a regular basis.The sample setting was a 24-bed case mix of a Sub Acute and Acute Rehabilitation unit. Data were collected before and after implementation results that indicate the frequency of call lights decreased and patient satisfaction scores increased.Findings for this project support the use of “The Kind Peace of Mind Culture” model to meet patient care needs in rehabilitation settings.
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