Approach to female urinary incontinence : Part 1 : Medical management

Show simple item record Paterson, Frances Swart, Paul Abdool, Zeelha 2019-06-14T10:13:11Z 2019-06-14T10:13:11Z 2019
dc.description.abstract Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine. It is a ubiquitous disorder, thought to occur more commonly than more familiar health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, and depression. It is a condition whose profile of affected patients includes women of all age groups and which transcends socioeconomic and cultural circumstance.2 Given the above, the social, emotional, and economic impact of the disease on individuals and communities is self-evident. The true prevalence of urinary incontinence world-wide, and in South Africa is essentially unknown. Community based studies have reported the prevalence as ranging between 14% and 67%, showing a large discrepancy from the estimates of physician-based studies, which show an estimated prevalence of between 0.5-5%. This disparity is thought to arise from a combination of underreporting, under-diagnosis, and under-treatment of the disease. en_ZA
dc.description.department Obstetrics and Gynaecology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Paterson, F., Swart, P. & Abdool, Z. 2019, 'Approach to female urinary incontinence : Part 1 : Medical management', Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 6-10. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1027-9148
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher In House Publications en_ZA
dc.rights In House Publications en_ZA
dc.subject Urinary incontinence en_ZA
dc.subject Ubiquitous disorder en_ZA
dc.subject Women en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title Approach to female urinary incontinence : Part 1 : Medical management en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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