Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Amnon L

Amnon L


  • Research Article
    Acute Cough and Urinary Leakage in Adult Women
    Author(s): Alexander K, Tzipi S, Amnon L and Reuven DAlexander K, Tzipi S, Amnon L and Reuven D

    Abstract Background: Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) is the most frequent reason for patients’ visits in primary care. We assessed the proportion of adult women suffering from URTI that reported cough-induced urinary leakage. Methods: We performed prospective field prevalence study, during it we surveyed consecutive women suffering from URTI and cough concerning their urinary symptoms. Results: We surveyed 208 women, age 31-88 years (mean 54.8 years). Fifty three per cent of women that visited their FPs with URTI, reported urinary leakage as one of their complaints. The majority of them never experienced involuntary urinary leakage. 25% of patients with urinary leakage considered this symptom as "serious" or "very serious". Women that experienced urinary leakage with URTI almost never complained about urinary leakage to their caregivers and were almost never questioned .. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1079.1000250

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