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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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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



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