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Fisioterapia em Movimento

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ALMEIDA, Priscilla Pereira de  and  MACHADO, Lívia Raquel Gomes. The prevalence of urinary incontinence in women practicing of jump. Fisioter. mov. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.1, pp.55-65. ISSN 1980-5918.

INTRODUTION: The urinary incontinence (UI) is defined by International Continence Society (ICS) as any involuntary lost of urine. It exerces numerous effects about the diary activities, social interaction and the perception of health. The literary affirms that the practice of physical activities of high impact and effort, can behave like a risk factor for the UI. OBJECTIVES: Identify the prevalence of UI in a group of women practicing of jump. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional quantitative study, with a sample of 32 volunteers that answered the questionnaire about obstetric records and practice of physical activities and traduction of International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire - Short Form (ICIQ-SF). RESULTS:There was urinary lost in 37,5% of the interviewee. The medium age of the incontinents was about 31,58 years (DP ± 9,39). The women with sons had 1,2 more chances of shows UI than the nuliparous. Those who practice jump three or more times in a week, slows 2,45 more chances of shows UI. Those who want to urinate during the jump, the chance of UI was 6 times more. 62,5% of the incontinents has none impact in quality of life, and practice of physical activities was pointed as situation most common of UI. CONCLUSION:There is urinary incontinence in practitioners of jump investigated, multiparous and nuliparous, in youngs, during the practice of jump and in other occasions, pointing the necessity of study more comprehensive about the theme.

Keywords : Pelvic floor; Urinary incontinence; Women; Exercise.

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