Urinary incontinence type, symptoms, and quality of life: A comparison between grand multipara and non-grand multipara women aged ≥50 years.

Parity and age are risk factors for urinary incontinence (UI). The aim of this study was to compare grand multipara women (GMP) to non-grand multipara (NGMP) women concerning UI types (stress urinary incontinence [SUI], urge urinary incontinence [UUI]), symptoms, and quality of life.

This correlation-comparative study used three tools: a demographic/health questionnaire, Questionnaire for Urinary Incontinence Diagnosis (QUID), and Incontinence Quality of Life (I-QOL).

The sample included 132 women, from 50-88 years of age: 65 NGMP women (mean age: 67.23 years) and 67 GMP women (mean age: 65.04 years). The GMP group had a higher score, compared to the NGMP group, for UI type (by QUID) and a lower QOL (by I-QOL) , with none of the scores found to be statistically significant. By dividing the sample into age groups, 50-59 and ≥60 years, the interaction between the parity and the age groups was found to be significant for both the SUI and UUI.

The innovation of this study is the in-depth insight into the association between parity and age regarding UI type.

Japan journal of nursing science : JJNS. 2018 Jan 18 [Epub ahead of print]

Iris Shlain, Yuval Lavy, Revital Arbel, David Shveiky, Anna Woloski Wruble, Michal Liebergall-Wischnitzer

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel., School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.