OBJECTIVE:: The aim of the study was to evaluate whether climacteric symptoms are related to urinary incontinence (UI) in postmenopausal women. METHODS:: A cross-sectional investigation was performed on 1,502 postmenopausal women attending the outpatient service for menopause at a University Hospital. Data regarding climacteric symptoms, evaluated by the Greene Climacteric Scale, objective pelvic floor defects, and UI of any type, were retrieved from an electronic database. Additional information retrieved were age, anthropometric measures, personal and reproductive history, use of medication or drugs, smoking, state of anxiety (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory scale score), and depression (Zungʼs scale score). RESULTS:: The score of the Greene Climacteric Scale was higher (P?=?0.0001) in women with (n?=?534) than without (n?=?902) UI (32.3?±?13.1 vs 26.5?±?12.5; P?
|Titolo:||Association between urinary incontinence and climacteric symptoms in postmenopausal women|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
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