The prevelance of urinary incontinence among women and its effects on the quality of life Kadinlarda üriner i̇nkontinans prevelansi ve yaşam kalitesi üzerine etkisi


Jinekoloji ve Obstetrik Dergisi, vol.21, no.2, pp.88-95, 2007 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: Jinekoloji ve Obstetrik Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-95
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


AİM: The objective of this study is to determine the frequency of urinary incontinence among the women at and over 20 age and living in the town of Mahmudiye in Eskişehir , to determine the risk factors associated with urinary incontinence, and to examine the effects of the urinary incontinence on the quality of life. STUDY DESING: This is a cross study and the sample of this study is 787 women reached of the total 1224 (% 64.3) women living in the town center. The questionary conducted in face to face method consisted of questions pertaining to demographic characteristics, medical- obstetric story, and urinary incontinence. The SF-36 scale was used in assessing of the quality of life. The body mass index was calculated by measuring the weight and the length of the body. RESULTS: The prevalence of urinary incontinence was % 46.0 (362 women) in the study grub. The most common type of urinary incontinence was the one related to distress (% 42.2). The crucial risk factors affecting urinary incontinence were low education level, the number of child delivery over certain number, recurrent urinary infection, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, the story nocturnal enuresis in childhood, menopause, and obesity. The quality of life of the women with urinary incontinence was lower. It was found that there is a significant and negative correlated relation between urinary incontinence and the quality of life. CONCLUSION: It has been concluded that urinary incontinence is a common disorder among women and more social and medical study on this area and more educational programs related to urinary incontinence are needed.