Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0034-7167
HIGA, Rosângela and LOPES, Maria Helena Baena de Moraes. Why the nursing staff professionals with urinary incontinence do not seek for treatment. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2007, vol.60, n.5, pp. 503-506. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672007000500004.
It was verified the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) among the women's nurse staff at a medical school, if the incontinent women seek a doctor for treatment and what was they reasons for not seeking treatment. Among 291 women that answer the survey, 27.5% reported UI and, 79% women didn't seek UI treatment. The most common reasons for not seek treatment were that incontinence was slight degree (28.8%) and the belief that the UI was a common problem for women (22%). The prevalence and the reasons for not seeking treatment for UI were similar the others researches with women in general. It was concluded that the factor at to be health's professional didn't influence their attitudes.
Keywords : Urinary incontinence; Women's health; Nursing.