A self-administered questionnaire was developed to assess the prevalence of urinary incontinence among active duty female soldiers.
The questionnaire also addressed basic demographic information, including height, age, weight, and the subjects'present and past military activities.
Adaptive measures that the soldiers commonly used to continue exercising and perform their duties were also explored.
Seven hundred thirteen questionnaires were handed out to female soldiers at Fort Lewis (Washington), Fort Benning (Georgia), and Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (Colorado) during preparation for physical fitness tests.
Of the 563 soldiers (79%) who returned completed questionnaires, 31% indicated that they commonly experienced urinary incontinence during duty and/or training to the extent that it interfered with job performance, hygiene, or was socially embarrassing.
Thus, urinary incontinence is a pervasive problem among female soldiers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Incontinence urinaire effort, Homme, Femelle, Age, Milieu militaire, Evaluation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Questionnaire, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Voie urinaire pathologie, Vessie pathologie, Trouble miction
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Urinary stress incontinence, Human, Female, Age, Military environment, Evaluation, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Questionnaire, Urinary system disease, Urinary tract disease, Bladder disease, Voiding dysfunction
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0191710
Code Inist : 002B14E02. Création : 16/11/1999.