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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Factors Associated With Urinary Incontinence In Elderly Individuals Who Meet Frailty Criteria [fatores Associados à Incontinência Urinária Em Idosos Com Critérios De Fragilidade]
Author: da Silva V.A.
D'Elboux M.J.
Abstract: This study presents an analysis of factors associated with Urinary Incontinence among elderly individuals who meet frailty criteria (pre-frail and frail). It is a cross-sectional and quantitative study. One hundred elderly patients from a geriatric outpatient clinic at a university hospital in Campinas, SP, Brazil were interviewed. A total of 65.0% of the participants reported Urinary Incontinence, 40 (61.4%) of which reported loss of small quantities of urine several times a day. The multivariate regression analysis showed a statistically significant relationship among gender (OR=3.67), urinary tract infection (OR=6.16), and scores on the Functional Independence Measure (mobility), (OR=0.85). The results show that urinary tract infection, loss of mobility, and gender are factors associated with Urinary Incontinence in elderly patients who meet frailty criteria. These factors are susceptible to interventions designed to prevent and even reduce episodes of Urinary Incontinence.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0104-07072012000200011
Date Issue: 2012
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