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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Male Incontinence: A Critical Review Of The Literature [incontinência Urinária Masculina: Uma Revisão Crítica Da Literatura]
Author: Higa R.
de Moraes Lopes M.H.B.
D'Ancona C.A.L.
Abstract: The aim was to identify and analyze studies on the quality of life and life experiences of men with urinary incontinence. Through critical review of the literature, data were analyzed using content analysis technique based on psychodynamic references. The results were grouped into two themes: Psychosocial lived experience aspects of men with urinary incontinence; Men's lived experience in the management of urinary incontinence. Men with urinary incontinence experienced a low self-image along with a sense of social stigma associated to the image of a deteriorated body. Seeking treatment when the incontinence is mild and making use of psychological and social mechanisms to adapt to the urinary incontinence. The study shows that incontinent men to have low expectation regarding treatment due to the lack of knowledge about existing therapies and strategies to urinary loss control.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0104-07072013000100028
Date Issue: 2013
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