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. 2017; 1(1): 5-10

Post-partum urinary incontinence among Saudi women

Nouf Al Mutairi; Maha Al Farra.

Background: Urine incontinence is known to affect an individual’s health related quality of life and is associated with medical and psychological morbidity. This condition limits the patient’s daily activities, resulting in loss of self-esteem.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, risk factors, common type and the impact of urinary incontinence on health related quality of life among Primiparous Saudi women.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out at three primary care centers in King Abdul-Aziz Medical City. The study included 285 participants from primiparous women visiting the primary care clinics between 1-June to 31-August-2013. The data were collected through an approved questionnaire.
Results: The prevalence of urinary incontinence in our study was 56.5% of which 52.1% of cases were mixed, 33.7% were due to stress and 14.2% due to urgency.
Conclusion: Most (56.5%) of the primiparous women visiting NGHA primary care suffered from urinary incontinence, the most common type was mixed urinary incontinence. This study will help to initiate the screening, early detection and the treatment of UI in Saudi Arabia.

Key words: Primiparous;urinary incontinence;Stress urinary incontinence;mixed urinary incontinence;urge urinary incontinence

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