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PREVALENCE OF URINARY INCONTINENCE AMONG HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN SRI LANKA.

Anurudda Udaya Bandara Pethiyagoda* and Kalyani Pethiyagoda

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Introduction: Urinary incontinence can affect emotional, psychological and social life of the sufferer. This study was done to identify the incidence of urinary incontinence among health care workers of white collar jobs and blue collar jobs. Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 124 health care workers at teaching hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Modified questionnaire on urinary incontinence including the questions of International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire- Short Form was used to assess the symptoms. Results: The overall prevalence of urinary incontinence was 5.65% among health care workers. There was a statistically significant association of the type of job and knowledge on pelvic floor strengthening exercises (p < 0.05). Conclusions: The prevalence of urinary incontinence among health care workers is 5.65% and there was a statistically significant association of the type of job and knowledge on pelvic floor strengthening exercises among them.

Keywords: Urinary Incontinence, white collar, blue collar, prevalence, quality of life.


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