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Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common condition affecting 10-25% of women in Canada . Over 50% of these women do not seek care for their illness. Improving care seeking can be impactful because UI can cause a significant negative affect on a person's physical, psychological, and financial state . Knowledge gaps are among the most commonly identified barriers to care seeking behaviour. Contrarily, raised awareness can cause an increase in care seeking behaviour. To explore this and other positive factors to care seeking, we plan to conduct qualitative interviews with women about their transition from not seeking care to seeking care. Women who seek care typically do so after an average of 1-3 years with their disease. This transition period provides us with an opportunity to explore the thoughts, perceptions and motivations of non-care seeking and care-seeking states via semi-structured interviews. With this knowledge, we aim to create an intervention to help others who are not care seeking.

Students:

Dr. Philip Bhoorasingh

DM (Urol), MBBS, BASc

Mr. Tyrrell Lewis

Bachelor of Life Sciences

Project Manager - Green Hope Foundation
Student

Capstone Supervisor:

Ms. Edyta Marcon

MSc, PhD, MHSc
Senior Research Associate, Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto
Concept Translator, Lecturer, TRP

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Heather

University of Toronto
Associate Professor and Interim Chair

Jacqueline

B.S.W.
The Canadian Continence Foundation
CEO & Cofounder

Catherine

UI Patient Supporter, Advocate and Champion

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Dr. Philip Bhoorasingh

DM (Urol), MBBS, BASc

Mr. Tyrrell Lewis

Bachelor of Life Sciences

Project Manager - Green Hope Foundation
Student
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Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common condition affecting 10-25% of women in Canada . Over 50% of these women do not seek care for their illness. Improving care seeking can be impactful because UI can cause a significant negative affect on a person's physical, psychological, and financial state . Knowledge gaps are among the most commonly identified barriers to care seeking behaviour. Contrarily, raised awareness can cause an increase in care seeking behaviour. To explore this and other positive factors to care seeking, we plan to conduct qualitative interviews with women about their transition from not seeking care to seeking care. Women who seek care typically do so after an average of 1-3 years with their disease. This transition period provides us with an opportunity to explore the thoughts, perceptions and motivations of non-care seeking and care-seeking states via semi-structured interviews. With this knowledge, we aim to create an intervention to help others who are not care seeking.

Capstone Supervisor:

Ms. Edyta Marcon

MSc, PhD, MHSc
Senior Research Associate, Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto
Concept Translator, Lecturer, TRP

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Heather

University of Toronto
Associate Professor and Interim Chair

Jacqueline

B.S.W.
The Canadian Continence Foundation
CEO & Cofounder

Catherine

UI Patient Supporter, Advocate and Champion