Maintaining continence in nursing home residents through the application of industrial quality control. Academic Article uri icon


  • Supervisory nurses in seven nursing homes were taught how to implement a quality control management system that permitted the time-efficient assessment of how well a prompted voiding toileting program continued to be implemented by indigenous nursing aides. Random-hour wet checks taken during the 6-month management period revealed a reduction in wetness from 43% to 21% (p < .0001), which was sustained over the full 6-month period.

published proceedings

  • Gerontologist

altmetric score

  • 9

author list (cited authors)

  • Schnelle, J. F., Newman, D., White, M., Abbey, J., Wallston, K. A., Fogarty, T., & Ory, M. G.

citation count

  • 77

complete list of authors

  • Schnelle, JF||Newman, D||White, M||Abbey, J||Wallston, KA||Fogarty, T||Ory, MG

publication date

  • February 1993