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Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2020 , Vol 4 , Issue 1
Women with Hidden Urinary Incontinence Waiting to Be Discovered: a Snapshot from a Developing Country
Gülden Aynacı1
1Trakya University Health Science School, Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing, Edirne, Turkey DOI : 10.30621/jbachs.2019.756 Purpose: Urinary incontinence (UI), is a public health problem that has an increasing frequency and has an impact on the quality of life (QoL) of women worldwide. In this study, in which we focus on the general approach to risk factors associated with urinary incontinence, we aim to address the importance of transferring between practical healthcare services and screening programs.

Methods: Our study was conducted between December 2018- August 2019 with patients who admitted to Trakya University Medical Hospital with different gynecologic symptoms. This study investigated the relationship between menopause, incontinence, type of delivery, socioeconomic status, and risk factors. A modular inquiry form-short form (ICIQ-SF) was used for the research in all aspects of urinary incontinence and its impact on the quality of life. Our aim was to increase the awareness of clinics about urinary incontinence.

Results: Of the 622 participants, 176 had urinary incontinence symptoms. There was a significant relationship between menopause, age, medical treatment for uriner infection, body mass index, living in rural / urban areas, normal birth rate, education level and urinary incontinence.

Conclusion: It"s important to assess the effects of urinary incontinence symptoms on women"s QoL appropriately in UI-related research and clinical studies. Women with urinary incontinence symptoms should ensure that their body mass index is within the ideal range. In every period, quality of women"s life can be improved with the necessary cares. Building awareness about urinary incontinence can help improve treatment-seeking behaviour. Improving the quality of life of women will help to increase the desired levels of quality health and welfare in the management of public health, especially in developing countries. Keywords : Urinary incontinence, Women