Prevalence of Urinary and Intestinal Incontinence in Postpartum Period and Its Related Factors

Alipour, Zahra and Eskandari, Narges and Ebrahimi, Zahra and Bagheri, Azam (2014) Prevalence of Urinary and Intestinal Incontinence in Postpartum Period and Its Related Factors. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 16 (86). pp. 9-15.

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Introduction: Among factors related to weakness of pelvic muscles, pregnancy and vaginal delivery are considered as the most important risk factors for fecal incontinence. Because of conflicting results in effect of delivery methods on urinary and intestinal incontinence, this study was designed aim to evaluate the prevalence of urinary and intestinal incontinence in postpartum period and its related factors. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 429 women, 4 month after their delivery in Khalkhal health centers, Iranduring 2011 to 2012. Sampling method was available. Women were asked to complete the demographic questionnaire and a questionnaire about incontinence symptoms that design by Sandvik. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 20 and t-test, chi-square and correlation tests. P value less than 0.05 was considered significant. Results: Prevalence of urinary and gas incontinence in women with cesarean section was 1.4 and 0.9 respectively and in women with vaginal delivery was 1.9 and 1.4 respectively that was not statistically significant (p>0.05). There was no significant association between urinary and gas incontinence and mother age, gravidity, episiotomy, vaginal laceration, number of vaginal delivery and cesarean section, neonatal weight and head circumstance (p>0.05). Conclusion: There is no association between method of delivery and urinary and intestinal incontinence 4 month after the delivery.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 18:31
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 18:31

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