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Title: Prevalence and impact of urinary incontinence in men with cystic fibrosis.
Austin Authors: Burge, Angela T ;Holland, Anne E ;Sherburn, Margaret;Wilson, John;Cox, Narelle S ;Rasekaba, Tshepo M;McAleer, Rachael;Morton, Judith M;Button, Brenda M
Affiliation: Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred, PO Box 315, Prahran, VIC 3181, Australia
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia
Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Hospital, PO Box 5555, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
Physiotherapy Department, The Alfred, PO Box 315, Prahran, VIC 3181, Australia
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Monash Medical Centre Level 2, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia
Physiotherapy, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, 200 Berkeley Street, VIC 3010, Australia
Department of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University/Alfred Health Clinical School, Level 4, The Alfred Centre, 99 Commercial Rd, Prahran, VIC 3181, Australia
Issue Date: 11-Nov-2014
Publication information: Physiotherapy 2014; 101(2): 166-70
Abstract: To determine the prevalence and impact of urinary incontinence (UI) in men with cystic fibrosis (CF).Prospective observational study.Adult CF clinics at tertiary referral centres.Men with CF (n=80) and age-matched men without lung disease (n=80).Validated questionnaires to identify the prevalence and impact of UI.Prevalence of UI and relationship to disease specific factors, relationship of UI with anxiety and depression.The prevalence of UI was higher in men with CF (15%) compared to controls (10%) (p=0.339). Men with CF and UI had higher scores for anxiety than those without UI (mean 9.1 (SD 4.8) vs 4.7 (4.1), p=0.003), with similar findings for depression (6.8 (4.6) vs 2.8 (3.4), p=0.002) using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale.Incontinence is more prevalent in adult men with CF than age matched controls, and may have an adverse effect on mental health. The mechanisms involved are still unclear and may differ from those reported in women.
Gov't Doc #: 25700635
DOI: 10.1016/
Journal: Physiotherapy
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Cystic fibrosis
Urinary incontinence
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