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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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HIGA, Rosângela  and  LOPES, Maria Helena Baena de Moraes. Factors associated with urinary incontinence in women. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2005, vol.58, n.4, pp.422-428. ISSN 0034-7167.

The aim of this present study was to assess the urinary incontinence (UI) prevalence, and its associate factors among nurse female staff of a school hospital. Of the 378 questionnaires delivered, 291 (77%) were answered, and 80 (27.5%) employers reported complaint UI. The multivariate analysis had shown that there is a more probability of developing UI after 41 years of age, having changed the weight, having intestinal constipation and having arterial hypertension. It was concluded that preventable educational measures are necessary in order warn same factors that caused UI among nursing female staff.

Keywords : Urinary incontinence; Risk factors; Women's health.

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