International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Urology | Saudi Arabia | Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021


Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in Female Health Staff and the Effect on Quality of Life

Roba M. Ashor, Anfal A. Jar, Waad F. Banjar, Mai A. Banakhar


Abstract: Objective: To know the prevalence of urinary incontinence in female health staff and the effect in their quality of life in Jeddah, KSA. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on female health staff working in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A validated, anonymous data collection survey was used. Survey inquired about Sociodemographic, Pregnancy and mode of delivery, Urogenital distress inventory (UDI6) and Incontinence Impact Questionnaire – Short Form IIQ-7. Results: Total of 890 population filled up the questionnaire, ( 95 %) 848 were Saudi. The average age was between 20 and 30 y old. The type of professions were 104 ( 11 %) Doctors, 551 ( 61 %) students, 41 (4 %) technicians and (21 %) 194 nurses. Most were single 90 % while 8.9 % were married. Urine incontinence was present in 76 (8.5 %) single group had incidence of 6.1 % ( 49) while married had 27 % ( 21). The Average UDI score was 33 ( 25-83), while average Short Form IIQ-7 score was 18 ( 7-33). Total of 689 (77 %) patient are considering treatment for urine incontinence. Most of patients 73 % consider visiting urologist while others prefer Gynecologist. Conclusion: Urine incontinence is prevalent in medical field staff, single population.


Keywords: Prevalence, urinary incontinence, female health staff, quality of life


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021,


Pages: 81 - 82


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Roba M. Ashor, Anfal A. Jar, Waad F. Banjar, Mai A. Banakhar, "Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in Female Health Staff and the Effect on Quality of Life", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR201231111908, Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021, 81 - 82

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