Urinary incontinence among Omani women : prevalence, risk factors and impact on quality of life

Other Title(s)

سلس البول لدى النساء العمانيات : مدي انتشاره و عوامل الخطر و التأثير على جودة الحياة

Joint Authors

Jaju, Sanjay
al-Kayyumi, Maysa Hamid
al-Mihriz, Abd al-Aziz Mahmud
al-Ballushi, Zulaykhah Isa

Source

Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal

Issue

Vol. 20, Issue 1 (29 Feb. 2020), pp.45-53, 9 p.

Publisher

Sultan Qaboos University College of Medicine and Health Sciences

Publication Date

2020-02-29

Country of Publication

Oman

No. of Pages

9

Main Topic

Diseases

Abstract EN

Urinary incontinence (UI) in women is a common health problem which can have a negative impact on quality of life (QOL).

This study aimed to determine the prevalence, risk factors and impact of UI on the QOL of Omani women attending primary healthcare centres in Muscat, Oman.

Methods: This crosssectional study was conducted at three primary healthcare centres in Muscat from April to August 2018.

Women who were 20–50 years of age, not pregnant, not in the six-month postnatal period, not seriously ill and not diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse were included.

A self-administered questionnaire using the International Consultation Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form was used to evaluate the frequency, severity and impact of UI on QOL.

Results: A total of 1,070 women were included in this study (response rate = 92.5%).

The mean age was 31.39 ± 7.64 years.

UI was reported by 369 (34.5%) women, of whom 182 (49.3%) had stress UI, 97 (26.3%) had urgency UI, 88 (23.8%) had mixed UI and two (0.5%) had other UI.

Age, body mass index (BMI), having been married or employed, hypertension, cough, constipation and vaginal or assisted vaginal delivery during the previous birth were significant risk factors for UI.

Only 41 (11.1%) out of the 369 women with UI had ever sought medical advice despite the fact that more than two thirds of the women with UI reported negative effects on their QOL.

Conclusion: UI is a common medical problem in Oman.

Several risk factors, including age and BMI, were identified.

Despite its negative consequences for QOL, women were found to be reluctant to seek medical attention for the condition.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Kayyumi, Maysa Hamid& al-Ballushi, Zulaykhah Isa& Jaju, Sanjay& al-Mihriz, Abd al-Aziz Mahmud. 2020. Urinary incontinence among Omani women : prevalence, risk factors and impact on quality of life. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal،Vol. 20, no. 1, pp.45-53.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-957266

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Kayyumi, Maysa Hamid…[et al.]. Urinary incontinence among Omani women : prevalence, risk factors and impact on quality of life. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal Vol. 20, no. 1 (Feb. 2020), pp.45-53.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-957266

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Kayyumi, Maysa Hamid& al-Ballushi, Zulaykhah Isa& Jaju, Sanjay& al-Mihriz, Abd al-Aziz Mahmud. Urinary incontinence among Omani women : prevalence, risk factors and impact on quality of life. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal. 2020. Vol. 20, no. 1, pp.45-53.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-957266

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 52-53

Record ID

BIM-957266