Journal article

Prevalence and impact of urinary incontinence in men with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a questionnaire survey

AT Burge, AL Lee, C Kein, BM Button, MS Sherburn, B Miller, AE Holland

PHYSIOTHERAPY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To identify urinary incontinence and its impact on men with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and men without lung disease. DESIGN: Prospective questionnaire study. SETTING: Outpatients attending a public metropolitan hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Men with COPD (n=49) and age-matched men without lung disease (n=36). INTERVENTIONS: Validated questionnaires to identify the prevalence and impact of urinary incontinence. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Prevalence of urinary incontinence and relationship with disease-specific factors, and relationship of urinary incontinence with anxiety and depression. RESULTS: The prevalence of urinary incontinence was higher in men with COPD (n=..

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