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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Correlation Between Age And Overactive Bladder Symptoms In Young Women In Brazil [correlación Entre La Edad Y Los Síntomas De Vejiga Hiperactiva En Mujeres Jóvenes En Brasil]|
|Abstract:||Overactive Bladder Syndrome (OAB) is defined by the ICS (International Continence Society) as urinary urgency, with or without urgency incontinence and frequently associated with increase of frequency and nocturia. Purpose: The aim of the study was to establish a correlation between OAB symptoms and Age in women aged 20-45. Materials and methods: We interviewed 1050 women aged 20-45 in the area of Campinas, Brazil, to investigate the prevalence of Overactive Bladder Symptoms. In this study we used the ICIQ-OAB questionnaire (ICS standard), in its validated Portuguese version and a specific questionnaire for the demographics. Results: Overall, women aged 35-45 years showed significantly higher scores in the ICIQ-OAB questionnaire than all other groups (P <.001). Older women (35-45) presented a significantly higher score than younger women (all other groups) (P <.0001) regarding urinary frequency. Regarding frequency, there was a significant difference between the age group 35-45 (higher score) and the age groups 20-22 and 23-27 (P <.0001). Women aged 35-45 presented significantly more nocturia than women in the age groups of 28-34, 23-27 and 20-22. Women in the group of 28-34 also presented more nocturia than women aged 20-22 (P <.0001). Women aged 35-45 experienced more urgency than those in the age groups of 28-34 and 23-27 (P <.0001). Women aged 35-45 had significantly more urgency incontinence than all the other groups, and women in group of 20-22 also presented more incontinence than those aged 23-27 (P <.0001). Significant differences were also found regarding symptom bother, women in group 35-45 years old presented higher scores than the other groups regarding frequency (P <.0001), nocturia (P =.0011), urgency (P =.0015) and urgency incontinence (P <.0001). Conclusions: In conclusion, older women present more OAB symptoms and therefore a higher score than younger women. © 2012 AEU.|
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