Objective To investigate the nursing efficacy of women’s urine drainage device in patients with urinary incontinence following stroke Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 153 female patients with stroke admitted to Neurovascular Surgery Department of General Hospital of Armed Police Forces between Jan 2014 and Jan 2016. The patients were divided into treatment group (74 cases) and control group 79 cases). Urinary incontinence was managed with new-type and traditional urine drainage devices respectively. We discussed about the advantages and disadvantages of different urine collection devices by comparing urinary tract infections, pressure sores, genital skin swelling, ulceration and life quality of patients. Results: There was statistically significant difference between the two groups in terms of urine leukocyte count (28.8% for the treatment group and 64.3% for the control group, respectively) and urine culture positive rate (9.8% for the treatment group and 12.3% for the control group, respectively, P<0.05). Besides, the incidence rate of the adverse events of urine leakage, pressure sores, genital swelling and ulceration was significantly lower in the treatment group, while scoring for the Incontinence Quality of Life questionnaire (I-QOL) is statistically higher in the treatment group. Conclusion: The new-type women's urine drainage device help reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections, pressure ulcers, penile swelling, ulceration, and some other complications, as well as improve patients’ life quality. It is worth clinical popularization.
Key words stroke, urinary incontinence, urine collection devices, nursing care