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Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in Different Age Categories

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 21, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 21, 2009
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Universidade de Franca

Brief Summary:

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.

Condition or disease
Urinary Incontinence

Detailed Description:
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.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 78 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: Prevalence of the Urinary Incontinence in Adolescents, Young, Adults and Aged
Study Start Date : February 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2008

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Group I
10-18 years
Group II
20-35 years
Group III
45-60 years
Group IV
65-75 years

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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 75 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

The study included 78 nulliparous and nulligest women of different ages living in the city of Franca, and these are divided into: G1 (10-18 years), G2 (20-35 years), G3 (45-60 years) and G4 (65-75 years).

Women with a history of cancer or surgery of the lower urinary tract, urinary tract infection, cognitive changes, pregnancy and obesity, were excluded from this study.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • nulliparous and nulligest women

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women with cancer reported
  • surgeries of the inferior urinary treatment
  • urinary infection
  • cognitive alterations
  • pregnant
  • obesity

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00906607

Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade de Franca
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Study Director: Lislei Patrizzi Universidade de Franca

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Responsible Party: Lislei Jorge Patrizzi, Universidade de Franca Identifier: NCT00906607     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0077/08
First Posted: May 21, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2009
Last Verified: May 2009

Keywords provided by Universidade de Franca:
Urinary Incontinence

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Urinary Incontinence
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Urological Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Behavioral Symptoms
Elimination Disorders
Mental Disorders