Location:Room 1, Capital suite (level 3)
Incontinence – a topic which is becoming more important due to demographic developments as well as a result of new therapeutic approaches with consequences for continence.
The participants should get an overview about:
• Different types of urinary incontinence
• Urinary incontinence and the Quality of Life (QoL) which is related to the incontinene
• Gender typical differences in QoL
• Interventions if intermittent catheterisation is not an option
• Changes and challenges with incontinence as a problem
Our aim was to study the association between self-reported urinary incontinence (UI) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in men and women while taking chronic comorbidities into account, on the hypothesis that UI might negatively affect HRQoL differently in each sex.
We also assumed that the intensity of this negative association differs for the various dimensions of HRQoL, e.g. energy, pain, emotional reactions, social isolation, physical mobility, and sleep.
Our study objective was to compare the association between self-reported UI and HRQoL between the sexes, while taking other self-reported chronic conditions into account, in men and women aged 52-67 years participating in a large cohort study.
Identify different types of urinary incontinence by symptoms and explore management options. Outline of published guidelines on management and when surgery is appropriate.