Quality of Life Assessment of Women with Urinary Incontinence, in two Health Clinics Schools in Porto Velho/RO

( Vol-8,Issue-4,April 2021 ) OPEN ACCESS

Noéli Cristina Gouveia Lopes, Flávia Albuquerque Ferreira, Rafaela Marcele Bressan Barboza, Ester Pinto de Oliveira Galvão, Vladimir Gonçalves Ramalho, Hamannda Soares Maciel Dantas, Cleber Queiroz Leite, Lucas Queiroga Braga, Vytor Hugo Staut de Souza, Flávia Paulino dos Santos Rocha, Davi Gabriel Pereira de Souza, Brian França dos Santos, Arlindo Gonzaga Branco Júnior


Emotions, Nocturia, Quality of life, Urinary Incontinence, Women's Health.


Objective: To evaluate the quality of life of incontinent women, as well as their epidemiological profile and complaints of higher prevalence, in two health clinics in Porto Velho - RO. Methods: Quantitative research, with cross-sectional design, carried out in women with complaints of urinary incontinence (UI) after 35 years of age. The questionnaire, King’s Health Questionnaire (KHQ), was used, which measures the quality of life of this group through questions with ready answers, between the dates 23/09/2019 and 03/04/2020. Results: The evaluated samples were analyzed by Pearson's correlation coefficient, where the correspondence between the domains listed by the KHQ as predictors of quality of life and various urinary symptoms was observed, so that the main symptoms referred were UI, UI of effort, UI in sexual intercourse, nocturia and urgency. Which influenced, in particular, in the domains physical limitations, social limitations, emotions and sleep / mood. Discussion: UI affects the quality of life of women in several aspects, directly related to the voiding symptoms presented by patients, among which stress UI, UI during sexual intercourse, nocturia, urgency and voiding frequency stood out.

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Received: 13 Jan 2021; Received in revised form: 27 Feb 2021; Accepted: 11 Mar 2021; Available online: 28 Apr 2021

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