Development, implementation and evaluation of a new nurse-led continence service: a pilot study
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2001
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Volume 9, Issue 4, pages 566–573, July 2000
How to Cite
Williams, K. S., Assassa, R. P., Smith, N. K. G., Jagger, C., Perry, S., Shaw, C., Dallosso, H., McGrother, C., Clarke, M., Brittain, K. R., Castleden, C. M. and Mayne, C. (2000), Development, implementation and evaluation of a new nurse-led continence service: a pilot study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 9: 566–573. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2702.2000.00386.x
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2001
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2001
- continence nurse practitioners;
- evidence-based clinical interventions;
- nurse-led service
• The Leicestershire Medical Research Council (MRC) Incontinence Study is a series of interrelated studies exploring the epidemiology of urinary symptoms, including incontinence, and evaluating service provision and treatment options for these symptoms.
• This paper describes one aspect of the Leicestershire MRC Incontinence Study, namely the development, implementation and evaluation of a new nurse-led continence service.
• When developing a new service it is important to determine its acceptability and suitability to the target population.
• The new mode of service delivery was dependent on specially trained Continence Nurse Practitioners (CNP) delivering predefined evidence-based treatment interventions.
• Objective and subjective outcome measures were used to evaluate the service.
• The service was shown to be effective in reducing urinary symptoms and led to high levels of patient satisfaction.
• This service is currently being evaluated in a randomized controlled trial.