European Journal of Therapeutics
Original Article

Comparison of Urinary Incontinence Subgroups according to Possible Risk Factors

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Department of Urology, Sanko University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sanko University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Bahceşehir University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Medifema Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

Eur J Ther 2020; 26: 225-228
DOI: 10.5152/eurjther.2020.20007
Read: 58 Downloads: 73 Published: 22 September 2020

Objective: Urinary incontinence (UI) is involuntary urine flow that causes social and hygienic problems. The association between risks factors and UI in women was assessed. We compared the risk factors based on UI subtypes.

Methods: The study included 470 women with different UI types (320 urge UI [UUI], 80 stress UI [SUI], and 70 mixed UI [MUI]). Age, educational level, urban/rural residence, parity, delivery type, diabetes mellitus (DM), and hypertension status, any neurological abnormality, menopausal status, surgical history, and body mass index (BMI) were obtained.

Results: Of all women, 320, 80, and 70 had UUI, SUI, and MUI, respectively. The groups did not differ significantly in terms of age, hypertension status, neurological abnormality rate, smoking status, or surgical history (all p>0.05). Parity, episiotomy, DM status, delivery type, menopause status, hysterectomy history, and BMI differed significantly among the groups (all p<0.05).

Conclusion: Our study found that parity, episiotomy, DM status, delivery type, menopause status, hysterectomy history, and BMI may be independent risk factors for different UI types.

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