Risk factors, quality of life and health care seeking behaviors of women with urinary stress incontinence

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154231
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Presentation
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Risk factors, quality of life and health care seeking behaviors of women with urinary stress incontinence
Abstract:
Risk factors, quality of life and health care seeking behaviors of women with urinary stress incontinence
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Loke, Alice Yuen, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Lai-ping Chiu, RN, MSc
[Research Presentation] Aims: This study aimed to determine the risk factors of urinary incontinence of Hong Kong Chinese women, the impacts on their quality of life, their health care seeking behaviours and reasons associated with their delay in health seeking. Methods: This is a case-control study. The cases were women with confirmed urinary incontinence, and the controls were women recruited from the community. The community group was further divided into the symptomatic and continent groups. A self-administered questionnaire was used to assess the possible risks, the severity of symptoms, the quality of life, and health seeking behaviours of women with urinary incontinence. Results: A total of 216 women aged 36-60 were recruited from May to August 2005. There were 91 cases and 125 women from the community (79 symptomatic and 46 continent women). The study results showed that mid-age (46-55), high waist to hip ratio (>0.81), habitual constipation, frequent urinary tract infection, mother with history of UI, parity (equal to or greater than 2) and vaginal delivery (equal to or greater than 2 times) were significant risk factors of urinary incontinence of women. Women with urinary incontinence had the lowest quality of life score than the symptomatic women and the continence women (mean score 87.2, 106.0, and 114.7 respectively, p<0.05). The study results also showed that 31 women (34.1%) in the case group delayed seeking for help from health care for as long as 1 to 5 years, and 22 (24.2%) for over five years. More than half of the women (n=55, 60.5%) in the cases group did not seek help from health care because their symptoms were not severe enough to seek help. Conclusion: Women in Hong Kong are suffering from UI without seeking medical care for their urinary problems. Health care professionals should provide health education and professional advice to women in the community on urinary incontinence.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRisk factors, quality of life and health care seeking behaviors of women with urinary stress incontinenceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154231-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Risk factors, quality of life and health care seeking behaviors of women with urinary stress incontinence</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Loke, Alice Yuen, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Hong Kong Polytechnic University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hsaloke@polyu.edu.hk</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lai-ping Chiu, RN, MSc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Aims: This study aimed to determine the risk factors of urinary incontinence of Hong Kong Chinese women, the impacts on their quality of life, their health care seeking behaviours and reasons associated with their delay in health seeking. Methods: This is a case-control study. The cases were women with confirmed urinary incontinence, and the controls were women recruited from the community. The community group was further divided into the symptomatic and continent groups. A self-administered questionnaire was used to assess the possible risks, the severity of symptoms, the quality of life, and health seeking behaviours of women with urinary incontinence. Results: A total of 216 women aged 36-60 were recruited from May to August 2005. There were 91 cases and 125 women from the community (79 symptomatic and 46 continent women). The study results showed that mid-age (46-55), high waist to hip ratio (&gt;0.81), habitual constipation, frequent urinary tract infection, mother with history of UI, parity (equal to or greater than 2) and vaginal delivery (equal to or greater than 2 times) were significant risk factors of urinary incontinence of women. Women with urinary incontinence had the lowest quality of life score than the symptomatic women and the continence women (mean score 87.2, 106.0, and 114.7 respectively, p&lt;0.05). The study results also showed that 31 women (34.1%) in the case group delayed seeking for help from health care for as long as 1 to 5 years, and 22 (24.2%) for over five years. More than half of the women (n=55, 60.5%) in the cases group did not seek help from health care because their symptoms were not severe enough to seek help. Conclusion: Women in Hong Kong are suffering from UI without seeking medical care for their urinary problems. Health care professionals should provide health education and professional advice to women in the community on urinary incontinence.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:50:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:50:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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