The prevalence of urinary incontinence in obese women and its effect on quality of life

Can Z., ŞAHİN S.

Health Care for Women International, vol.43, no.1-3, pp.207-218, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1-3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07399332.2021.1958329
  • Journal Name: Health Care for Women International
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, Gender Studies Database, MEDLINE, PAIS International, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-218
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.This is an analytical cross-sectional study conducted to investigate the incidence of urinary incontinence in obese women and its effect on quality of life. The mean BMI of the obese women participating in the study was 37.34 ± 4.85 and 88.1% of them had urinary incontinence. The I-QOL score was 63 (min; max: 25; 108) in the women found to have urinary incontinence. According to the ICIQ-SF scores obtained, urinary incontinence was higher than the disturbing level.