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Onset PrevenTIon of urinary retention in Orthopaedic Nursing and rehabilitation, OPTION - a knowledge implementation study on a facilitating strategy for multi-professional clinical champion teams

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In progress


Maria Hälleberg-Nyman

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Postoperative urinary retention (POUR) is a common problem in older people undergoing hip surgery. However, little is done to prevent POUR. Untreated POUR can lead to bladder distention and a permanent damage of the bladder and which can cause both physical and psychical suffering for older people undergoing for example hip surgery as well as increased costs for society.

OPTION comprises two vital aspects for quality of care and patient safety for older people: POUR and evidence based practice (EBP). OPTION aims to evaluate the effects of implementing POUR knowledge in orthopaedic care. The implementaton strategy concludes multi-professional local facilitator teams which are coached in knowledge translation and implementation of POUR guidelines. The implementation strategy is based on established theories of facilitation of knowledge implementation considering evidence and context, particularly leadership.



  • Ami Hommel, Lunds universitet
  • Ann Catrine Eldh, Karolinska Institutet
  • Eva Joelsson-Alm, Karolinska Institutet
  • Helena Thulin, Stockholms läns landsting
  • Joan Ostaszkiewicz, Deakin University
  • Lars Wallin, Högskolan Dalarna, Karolinska Institutet, Göteborgs universitet
  • Siw Carlfjord, Linköpings universitet