THE PREVALENCE OF URINARY INCONTINENCE (UI) AMONG THE ELDERLY IN BATANG PADANG'S FELDA
Urinary incontinence is the unintentional loss of urine due to loss of voluntary control over the urinary sphincter. Stress and urge incontinence are the most common types in older people.
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of urinary incontinence and its associated factors among the elderly in Batang Padang's FELDA.
A cross sectional study design was used. All individual aged 60 years and above within the selected household will be eligible to be included in the survey. Survey questionnaire was adopted from NHMS Elderly 2018. The questionnaire was designed to be administered using face-to-face interviews by trained personal who visited respondents in their home.
The prevalence of stress incontinence among elderly was 22.9%, whereas the prevalence of urge incontinence was 12.6%.
Being a female, non-married, unemployed, were linked to an increase prevalence of both stress and urge incontinence.