Cpop4.7 Disease Specific Quality Of Life In Urinary Incontinent Women

Author(s): 
C. Uludag1, P. Topsever2, N. Cinar1, S. Gorpelioglu2, T.M. Filiz2
1 Sakarya University, School of Health Sciences, Sakarya, Turkey
2 Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey
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Aim.
To evaluate disease specific quality of life in women with urinary incontinence (UI).
Methods.
106 urinary incontinent women (age 41.2 ± 10.8 years; range 21-62) attending 6 Primary Care centres in the Eastern Marmara Region/Turkey were enrolled. Upon informed consent, all patients filled in a questionnaire with 49 questions inquiring any kind of urinary leakage related symptomatology and personal medical history.
All women also completed the Incontinence Quality of Life Instrument (I-QoL). Except for descriptives, Paired-Samples T test was used to compare within subject sub-domain scores and oneway-ANOVA to analyse differences in mean I-QoL scores of UI types.
Results.
Incontinent women [22 stress UI (20.8%), 65 mixed UI (61.3%), 19 urge UI (17.9%)] were of similar age and education level. Mean total I-QoL score was 71.7 ± 18.6. Among I-QoL sub-domains, “avoidance and limitating behaviour” was the most and “psychosocial impact” the least affected by UI (I-QoL mean scores 64.8 SD 19.1 and 79.7 SD 18.6, respectively; p Conclusion.
Quality of life in females was adversely affected by urinary incontinence. Stress UI caused less impairment of activities and participation compared to other UI types, as reflected in higher I-QoL sub-domain scores.
Literature: 
CPOP4.7 DISEASE SPECIFIC QUALITY OF LIFE IN URINARY INCONTINENT WOMEN