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., ...Daha Fazla

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEXUAL HEALTH, cilt.27, ss.396-405, 2015 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/19317611.2015.1023962
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEXUAL HEALTH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.396-405

Özet

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.