Urinary Incontinence Amongst Malaysian Women in Selangor: Prevalence, Types and Risk Factors
World Journal of Public Health
Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 10-19
Received: Feb. 21, 2019; Accepted: Mar. 26, 2019; Published: Apr. 18, 2019
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Hardip Kaur Dhillon, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia
Quek Kia Fatt, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia
Harbindar Jeet Singh, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sungai Buloh Campus, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia; I-PerFORM, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sungai Buloh Campus, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
Gurpreet Kaur, Selangor State Health Department, Wisma Sunway, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Anuar Zaini Md Zain, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia
Rusli Bin Nordin, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor University, Lakeside Campus, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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Information on urinary incontinence (UI) amongst Malaysian women remains incomplete and inconclusive. Of the few available studies, none had used the holistic approach to study UI amongst Malaysian women and information on the prevalence and the types of UI experienced by the Malaysian women therefore remains debatable. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of UI and its types in Malaysian females, determine the demographic characteristics of those with UI and to elucidate the association between potential risk factors and female UI. A validated, standardised Malay Monash Women Health Questionnaire (MMWHQ) was administered to 350 community dwelling, Malaysian women. The response rate was 86% (n=301). The dropout rate for interviews was 30%. Descriptive statistics and multinomial regression were applied. The estimated prevalence of UI (n=52) was 17.3 ± 4.65% (95% Confidence Interval 16.95 - 26.25%). Majority of respondents had reported no UI (82.7%; n=249), while 8.0% of the respondents complained of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), 5% reported urge urinary incontinence (UUI) and 4.3% had mixed urinary incontinence (MUI). Most women with UI were of middle age, of Chinese ethnicity, with secondary education, with an income of
Malaysian Female UI, Malay - Version Questionnaire Urinary Incontinence Diagnosis (QUID), Malay Monash Women Health Questionnaire (MMWHQ), Prevalence, UI Types, Risk Factors Model
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Hardip Kaur Dhillon, Quek Kia Fatt, Harbindar Jeet Singh, Gurpreet Kaur, Anuar Zaini Md Zain, Rusli Bin Nordin, Urinary Incontinence Amongst Malaysian Women in Selangor: Prevalence, Types and Risk Factors, World Journal of Public Health. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019, pp. 10-19. doi: 10.11648/j.wjph.20190401.12
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