THE EFFECT OF URINARY INCONTINENCE ON SEXUAL FUNCTIONING IN TURKISH WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AND MENOPAUSAL AGES


Turhan A., AKHAN S. E. , Bastu E. , Ugurlucan F. G. , YAŞA C., Oskay U., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEXUAL HEALTH, vol.27, no.4, pp.396-405, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/19317611.2015.1023962
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEXUAL HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.396-405

Abstract

Objectives: The primary objective was to investigate the effects of urinary incontinence (UI) on Turkish women's sexual functioning. Methods: We evaluated 396 women and divided them into 4 groups: reproductive-aged women without UI (Group A), reproductive-aged women with UI (Group B), menopausal-aged women without UI (Group C), and menopausal-aged women with UI (Group D). Results: The mean Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) score was significantly higher and the Beck's Depression Inventory scores were significantly lower in Group A. FSFI scores showed a strong negative correlation with age and parity and a strong positive correlation with years of education. Conclusions: Our findings suggest that UI is an independent risk factor for female sexual problems.