Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in Different Age Categories
Introduction: Urinary incontinence (UI) is considered erroneously by many as being a phenomenon of the aging process, however there is a growing prevalence of complaints of UI in nulliparous and nulligest young women.
Objective: To investigate the prevalence of urinary incontinence in women of different age groups.
Method: 78 nulliparous and nulligest women of different resident age groups in the city of France, being these divided in: G1 (10-18 years); G2 (20-35 years); G3 (45-60 years) and G4 (65-75 years). Excluded from this study were women with cancer or surgeries of the inferior urinary treatment, urinary infection, alterations cognitive, pregnant and obesity. All the participants were questioned as a perception of urine loss, to the efforts or effortlessly evident.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort|
|Official Title:||Prevalence of the Urinary Incontinence in Adolescents, Young, Adults and Aged|
|Study Start Date:||February 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
All participants were asked about perceived loss of urine, the effort or without apparent effort. The responses of participants from G1 were offered by parents and / or responsible.