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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2015;19(1):1-10.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2015.19.1.1    Published online January 31, 2015.
The Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence and Needs for Education among Middle Aged Women
김광숙1, 김은경2, 박수호3
1연세대학교
2국립군산대학교
3영동대학교
일 지역 중년여성의 요실금 실태 및 교육 요구도 조사
김광숙1, 김은경2, 박수호3
1연세대학교
2국립군산대학교
3영동대학교
Abstract
Purpose
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of urinary incontinence andneeds for urinary incontinence intervention education among middle-aged women.
Methods
A total of 1085 subjects aged between 40 and 64 were selected using convenientsampling among women who lived in Y city at Gyungki province and S Gu at Seoul. The data werecollected using self-reported questionnaire and were analyzed using SPSS 18.0 program withdescriptive statistics and Chi-squire test.
Results
Among middle-aged women 57.6% reported that have experienced urinary incontinence. The experience of urinary incontinence was significantly associated with marital status (χ2=9.83,p=.002), parity (χ2=5.22, p=.022), regular exercise (χ2=12.09, p=.002), late-night snack (χ2=10.38, p=.001), binge eating (χ2=17.41, p=.001), objective health status (χ2=16.56, p=.002), BMI(t=-2.89, p=.004), WC (t=-2.51, p=.012).
Conclusion
Urinary incontinence in middle-aged women is a major health problem to need amanagement. This study suggest further investigations for association among regular exercise,BMI, WC and urinary incontinence, particularly in prospective studies.
Key Words: urinary incontinence, middle aged women


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