Thursday, 7 June 2012

Taking TACT3 to an international audience

Dr. Alison Orrell attended the IFA 11th Global Conference on Ageing held in Prague between 28th May and 1st June where she presented some of the findings from TACT3 (Tackling Ageing Continence through Theory Tools and Technology). Although urinary incontinence (UI) is a treatable condition, the quality of continence care is worse for patients aged 65 years and over compared to younger patients. The focus of this part of the study was to explore the views and experiences of continence service leads in England in order to gain information about key service and continence management characteristics that target effective treatment for older people with UI.

Alison has also been invited to attend a conference being held at the University of Brunel, UK, on 13th June, where she will be presenting further findings from TACT3. The focus of this presentation will be on the lived experience-voices of older people with UI and family carers.

[written by Alison Orrell]

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