Urinary incontinence in hospital-based nurses working in Turkey

Yagmur Y. , Ulukoca N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS, cilt.108, ss.224-227, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 108 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2009.09.033
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.224-227


Objective To determine the changes in quality of life due to Urinary incontinence in female hospital-based nurses working in Turkey and whether professional help Was Sought by the nurses Another aim was to determine the prevalence of urinary incontinence and its risk factors in working nurses Methods Data were collected through administration of a questionnaire and the Incontinence Quality-of-Life Instrument The data were analyzed via chi(2) test, r test, one-way analysis of variance, and binary logistic regression analysis Results The prevalence of urinary incontinence was 21 5% Explanatory variables for developing urinary incontinence were age, parity,and recurrent urinary tract infections Nurses with stress incontinence or urge incontinence had better quality Of life than did those with mixed incontinence Conclusion In the present study, urinary incontinence was common in working nurses, and had a negative impact on their general quality of life (C) 2009 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd All rights reserved