THE PREVALENCE OF URINARY INCONTINENCE (UI) AMONG THE ELDERLY IN BATANG PADANG'S FELDA

  • AH Mohd Hafiz Batang Padang District Health Office, Perak, Ministry of Health MALAYSIA
  • AI Rosidi Batang Padang District Health Office, Perak, Ministry of Health MALAYSIA
  • RMA Raja Haron Batang Padang District Health Office, Perak, Ministry of Health MALAYSIA
  • K Mohamed Batang Padang District Health Office, Perak, Ministry of Health MALAYSIA
  • AR Tajudin Batang Padang District Health Office, Perak, Ministry of Health MALAYSIA
  • SM Yeap Batang Padang District Health Office, Perak, Ministry of Health MALAYSIA
  • NA Osman Batang Padang District Health Office, Perak, Ministry of Health MALAYSIA
  • LA Kamarudin PRIMAS MALAYSIA
  • RK Abdul Wahab Khan Faculty of Education and Human Development, Sultan Idris Education University, MALAYSIA
  • NA Ahmad Institute for Public Health, Ministry of Health MALAYSIA
  • R Sooryanarayana Institute for Public Health, Ministry of Health MALAYSIA

Abstract

INTRODUCTION
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. 


OBJECTIVE
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. 


METHODOLOGY
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. 


RESULTS
The prevalence of stress incontinence among elderly was 22.9%, whereas the prevalence of urge incontinence was 12.6%. 


CONCLUSION
Being a female, non-married, unemployed, were linked to an increase prevalence of both stress and urge incontinence.

Published
2019-06-21
How to Cite
MOHD HAFIZ, AH et al. THE PREVALENCE OF URINARY INCONTINENCE (UI) AMONG THE ELDERLY IN BATANG PADANG'S FELDA. electronic - Perak Medical Journal, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, june 2019. ISSN 2682-8596. Available at: <http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/pmj/article/view/5974>. Date accessed: 18 aug. 2019.