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CRUZ LENDINEZ, Carmen; LINARES ABAD, Manuel; CRUZ LENDINEZ, Alfonso Jesús  and  CALERO GARCIA, María José. Urinary incontinence in Jaén woman: prevalence study. Index Enferm [online]. 2017, vol.26, n.1-2, pp.25-28. ISSN 1699-5988.

Objective: knowing the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) in women from the city of Jaen (Andalusia, Spain) and its distribution by age, in addition to identify the type of UI they sufferers. Methods: a descriptive cross-sectional study was designed, in which 379 women participated; all they assigned to Health Centers in the city of Jaen, with ages between 30 and 80; who attend nursing consultation. The prevalence and type of UI was estimated with the Spanish version of the questionnaire International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form (ICIQ-SF). Results: the prevalence found in the study was 43.3%; the number of cases with loss of urine has a positive slope with age. Regarding the type of incontinence 12.2% (20) was urge incontinence, 60.4% (99) was stress incontinence, 17.1% (28) UI mixed and other 10.4%. Conclusions: the prevalence of UI of women in Jaén increases with age. The most common type of IU is stress. Women with UI have greater loss of quality of life.

Keywords : Urinary incontinence; Women; Prevalence.

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