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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


INCIDENCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF URINARY INCONTINENCE IN ELDERLY WOMEN


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Author Details : Srilakshmi.B, M.Tripura Sundari

Volume : 2, Issue : 2, Year : 2015

Article Page : 101-102


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Abstract

Urinary Incontinence is the involuntary loss of Urine that is objectively demonstrable and a social or hygienic problem. It has been observed that many are silently suffering the problem and not approaching doctor for treatment.UI is under reported and under treated. Hence a prospective study to know the Prevalence rate, Economic burden of urinary incontinence in patients attending our OPD was done.Overall incidence of Incontinence was 24 %( 432pts). Stress incontinence was the commonest type of incontinence. In Young pts (40yrs) the incidence is 12% and they were without prolapse. Many pts 62 % (268) did not seek medical advice due to lack of knowledge, medical facility or monetary reasons. Larger surveys are needed to get a correct picture of the scenario.

Index Terms- Urinary incontinence, Stress incontinence, Urge incontinence, Diabetes, Mixed incontinence

How to cite : Srilakshmi.b, Sundari M, INCIDENCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF URINARY INCONTINENCE IN ELDERLY WOMEN. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2015;2(2):101-102

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