Urinary incontinence in obese adolescent girls
Severity, and impact of incontinence in obese compared to non-obese girls
Subjects aged 12–17 years each completed a 29-item questionnaire assessing urinary symptoms and their impact
Significant urinary incontinence was defined as involuntary urine leakage at least once weekly
Urinary incontinence affects more than 10% of obese adolescent girls
Frequency and volume of urine loss are directly related to the impact that incontinence has on the sufferer
Results highlight the importance of screening for symptoms of urinary incontinence in obese girls
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