Lesley-Ann Bellefeuille's scientific contributions

Publications (2)

Article
Although nurses have specialized in the management of incontinence, bladder, bowel, and pelvic fl oor dysfunction for more than 30 years, there is a lack of awareness and underutilization of their role. This article describes a 6-year project to defi ne, characterize, and validate a role profi le of the Nurse Continence Specialist. Data collection...
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Use of vaginal pessaries to treat vaginal prolapse and incontinence is experiencing renewed interest in Australia. The premise of this study was that a nurse-led pessary clinic would facilitate this treatment option for rural women who would otherwise have to travel long distances to metropolitan centres to access this therapy. The aim was to estab...

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... Unlike research in other settings, where the majority of health-care providers did not know how to manage UI, participants in this study either had that expertise themselves or were aware of nurses with that expertise that they could consult with (i.e., requested a referral to a nurse continence advisor; French et al., 2017;Sui et al., 2001). These specialist roles exist internationally in home-care programs for example, in Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom (Paterson et al., 2016). The generalist home-care nurses in this study self-identified learning needs regarding continence promotion strategies. ...