Journal article

Prevalence and impact of urinary incontinence in men with cystic fibrosis

Angela T Burge, Anne E Holland, Margaret Sherburn, John Wilson, Narelle S Cox, Tshepo M Rasekaba, Rachael McAleer, Judith M Morton, Brenda M Button

PHYSIOTHERAPY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and impact of urinary incontinence (UI) in men with cystic fibrosis (CF). DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Adult CF clinics at tertiary referral centres. PARTICIPANTS: Men with CF (n=80) and age-matched men without lung disease (n=80). INTERVENTIONS: Validated questionnaires to identify the prevalence and impact of UI. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Prevalence of UI and relationship to disease specific factors, relationship of UI with anxiety and depression. RESULTS: The prevalence of UI was higher in men with CF (15%) compared to controls (10%) (p=0.339). Men with CF and UI had higher scores for anxiety than those without UI (mean 9.1 (SD 4.8..

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