Quality of life in obese women with symptoms of urinary incontinence

The data obtained in this study demonstrates a 29.23% prevalence of stress urinary incontinence in obese and morbidly obese women undergoing preparation for bariatric surgery

Eli Maria Pazzianotto-Forti

2019

Scholarcy highlights

  • The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of urinary incontinence symptoms in women with morbid obesity and their impacts on quality of life, correlating the influence of age and body mass index with the presence of UI
  • Obesity is a contributing factor to the development of urinary incontinence
  • The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of UI symptoms in women with morbid obesity and their impacts on quality of life, correlating the influence of age and body mass index with the presence of UI
  • Based on King’s Health Questionnaire responses obtained from morbidly obese participants, as well as scores for each domain, we observed that the impacts of UI became greater with increasing age—even though most participants reported that UI had little effect over their lives
  • The prevalence of UI symptoms reported by women with morbid obesity was 29.23%, lower than literature reports
  • UI becomes more significant with increasing age
  • There was no significant correlation between questionnaire scores and BMI
  • These results may contribute to guiding the practice of health care for women with obesity, with an emphasis on urinary dysfunctions and improvement of QOL, especially during the aging process

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