Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in Patients Presenting with Other Complaints in Urology and Gynecology Clinics

  • Faheem Ul Haq Assistant professor department of urology, ayub teaching hospital, medical teaching institute, Abbottabad
  • Aminullah Assistant Professor department of urology, Ayub teaching hospital, medical teaching institute, abbottabad
  • Muhammad Nasir Jamil Associate professor, department of urology, Ayub medical teaching institute, abbottabad
  • Muhammad Shahzad Assistant Professor Urology Ayub Medical Teaching Institute Abbottabad
  • Muhammad Faridullah Thaimur PGR urology, Ayub teqching Hospital, Abbottabad
  • Ehsan Ul Islam CONSULTANT UROLOGIST PAKISTAN KIDNEY CENTRE ABBOTTABAD

Abstract

patients attending urology and gynecology clinics for unrelated reasons.

Methods: Patients attending the urology and gynecology OPDs at a private medical center were approached and were offered an interview regarding urinary incontinence over a period from March 2022 to April 2023 . Patients who consented to participating in the study were given a questionnaire to fill ICIQ-SF questionnaire. Their data was recorded and analyzed in SPSS 24.

Results: The prevalence of urinary incontinence in our study cohort of 290 patients was 25.17%. The prevalence of urinary incontinence in males was 16.8% and 29.63% in females. Urban residents belonging to upper middle socio-economic bracket had a higher prevalence of urinary incontinence (p<0.05). Retirees had a higher prevalence of urinary incontinence (p<0.05). Comorbids such as diabetes and hypertension were found to be significantly associated with an increased prevalence of urinary incontinence (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Unreported urinary incontinence is much more common than is anticipated. In the light of lack of data regarding its true prevalence, physicians should screen their patients for urinary incontinence to detect this problem as soon as possible.

Keywords: Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Stress Incontinence, Mixed Incontinence, Diabetes, Hypertension, BPH, Prostatectomy.

Published
2024-04-06
Section
Original Articles