Prevalence of urinary incontinence among spanish older people living at home

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Show simple item record Damián, Javier Martín-Moreno, José María Lobo, Félix Bonache, Jaime Cerviño Fernández, Julio Redondo-Márquez, Luis Martínez-Agulló, Eduardo 2012-06-08T16:08:21Z 2012-06-08T16:08:21Z 1998
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation European Urology, nº 34, 1998, p. 333-338
dc.identifier.issn 0302-2838
dc.description.abstract Objective: To estimate the prevalence and characteristics of urinary incontinence (UI) in the noninstitutionalized elderly population of Madrid. Spain. Methods: We carried out a cross-sectional study in a representative sample of all community-dwelling people aged 65 or over. Subjects were interviewed in their homes. The question: Do you currently experience any difficulty in controlling your urine?... In other words, does your urine escape involuntarily? Was used to identify UI. Type of UI, use of absorbents and specific drugs were also assessed, as well as consultation behaviour. Results: 589 persons were interviewed (response rate: 71,2 %). The prevalence of UI was 15,5%. No significant difference was observed between men and women. Urge UI was the main type for men and mixed UI for women. Use of pads was referred by 20,2% of men. A total of 34,4% of subjects never went to the doctor for their problem (25,2% of men and 39,4% of women). Conclusion: Compared to other populations the overall prevalence of UI in Spanish elders living at home is relatively high. A very small difference by gender was found, although a lower response rate in women could in part explain this unexpected finding.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Karger
dc.subject.other Urinary incontinence
dc.subject.other Prevalence
dc.subject.other Epidemiology
dc.subject.other Aged
dc.title Prevalence of urinary incontinence among spanish older people living at home
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 333
dc.identifier.publicationissue 34
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 338
dc.identifier.publicationtitle European Urology
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