IIUM Repository

Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)among young age medical population

Nusee, Zalina (2011) Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)among young age medical population. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 10 (1). pp. 7-15. ISSN 1823-4631

[img] PDF (Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (605kB) | Request a copy
Official URL: http://www.e-imj.com/


Introduction: Frequency of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in young age women is not well studied. It is said to be common among female elderly and multiparous opulation. The aim of this study is to obtain the prevalence of LUTS among nulliparous students in relation to their personal hygiene. Materials and methods: This is a prospective cross-sectional study conducted among 200 nulliparous medical and nursing students aged between 18-28 years using standardized questionnaires. Urine samples were also collected from students to detect urinary tract infections. Results: The complete data sets of 146 students were analyzed. All of them were nulliparous, single and not sexually active. The prevalence of LUTS was 52.7% consist of over-active bladder, urinary incontinence (UI) and voiding difficulty respectively (51.3%, 34.9% and 45.2%). The most common type of UI was stress urinary incontinence which was 21.9% followed by 11.6% of urgency incontinence. Conclusion: The prevalence of LUTS among young age population is high at 52.7%. Public awareness regarding LUTS and availibility of treatment is needed.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5527/16625
Uncontrolled Keywords: urination disorders, stress urinary incontinence, urinary tract infection, urge urinary incontinence,young adult
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Obstetric & Gynecology
Depositing User: Mrs Maznah Zakaria
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 13:00
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 16:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/16625

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year