Coffee intake, health-related quality of life, and associated factors of overactive bladder in older Korean women living in rural South Korea

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common health problem in older women. The aim of the study was to investigate coffee consumption, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and associated factors of OAB in older Korean women living in rural South Korea. A total of 248 women aged 65 years and older participated in this study. Chi-square tests, t-tests, and multivariable logistic regressions were performed. The means of coffee consumption between OAB and non-OAB groups were not significantly different. Women with OAB showed significantly lower HRQOL than women with stress urinary incontinence only. OAB was associated with high body mass index and poor health status.

Journal of women & aging. 2018 Mar 12 [Epub ahead of print]

Jeongok Park, Young Joo Lee, Kyunghwa Lee, SoMi Park

a College of Nursing, Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute , Yonsei University , Seoul , Korea., b College of Nursing , Deagu Catholic University , Deagu , Korea., c Department of Nursing, Graduate School , Yonsei University , Seoul , Korea., d Department of Nursing , Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine , Wonju , Korea.