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Prevalence and impact on quality of life of lower urinary tract symptoms among a sample of employed women in Taipei: a questionnaire survey.

Published on May 1, 2009in International Journal of Nursing Studies 3.57
· DOI :10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.12.001
Yuan Mei Liao11
Estimated H-index: 11
(TMU: Taipei Medical University),
Chyn Yng Yang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(TMU: Taipei Medical University)
+ 5 AuthorsLu-I Chang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(TMU: Taipei Medical University)
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Abstract Background Previous studies about the prevalence and impact of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were focused on urinary incontinence or overactive bladder in the general population. Little research has been focused on the role that the workplace has in employed women's experiences with LUTS or the impact of LUTS on their health-related quality of life (HRQL). Objectives To estimate the prevalence of LUTS among employed female nurses in Taipei and to compare the HRQL for nurses with and without LUTS. Design This study was a cross-sectional, questionnaire survey. Settings Three medical centers and five regional hospitals in Taipei were selected randomly. Participants In the selected hospitals, 1065 female nurses were selected randomly. Data analyses were based on 907 usable surveys. All participants were native Taiwanese; most of the female nurses were 26–35 years of age (mean=31.02, SD=6.32), had normal body mass index, and had never given birth. Most nurses' bladder habits were poor or very poor and their personal habits of fluid consumption at work were inadequate. Methods Data were collected using the Taiwan Nurse Bladder Survey and the Short Form 36 Taiwan version. Chi-square tests were used to compare the prevalence rates of different LUTS for nurses in different age groups. Student's t -tests were conducted to compare the mean scores of HRQL for nurses with and without LUTS. Results Based on 907 usable surveys, 590 (65.0%) experienced at least one type of LUTS. The prevalence for different LUTS ranged from 8.0% to 46.5%. Nurses who reported LUTS also reported lower HRQL, more so on physical health than mental health, than nurses who did not report LUTS. Conclusions Although most of the nurses in this study were young (≦35 years) and nulliparous, LUTS were common among this group. The high prevalence rate of LUTS leads to concerns about nurses' possible dysfunctional voiding patterns and possible effects of working environment and poor bladder and personal habits on LUTS. Study results showed a possible negative impact of LUTS on nurses' physical health. Designing a continence-related education program for this group is essential for delivering information about LUTS prevention and management.
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Vik Khullar21
Estimated H-index: 21
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Demetri Panayi11
Estimated H-index: 11
Published on Aug 1, 2008in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 6.12
Kari A.O. Tikkinen9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UTA: University of Tampere),
Anssi Auvinen72
Estimated H-index: 72
(UTA: University of Tampere)
+ 3 AuthorsTeuvo L.J. Tammela71
Estimated H-index: 71
(UTA: University of Tampere)
Objective The objective of this study was to evaluate the association of nocturia and urinary urgency with reproductive factors, including parity, the postpartum period, the menopause, hormone replacement therapy, hysterectomy, and surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Study Design In 2003-2004, questionnaires eliciting urinary symptoms, reproductive factors, SUI surgery, and potential confounders were mailed to 3000 randomly selected women aged 18-79 years, identified from the Finnish ...
Published on May 1, 2008in European Urology 17.30
Debra E. Irwin31
Estimated H-index: 31
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),
Ian Milsom60
Estimated H-index: 60
(University of Gothenburg)
+ 1 AuthorsPaul Abrams74
Estimated H-index: 74
(Southmead Hospital)
Abstract Objective To estimate symptom bother and health care seeking among individuals with overactive bladder (OAB; ie, cases) using current International Continence Society definitions. Methods This was a nested case-controlled analysis of data from the EPIC study, a population-based, cross-sectional survey of adults in five countries. Cases and matched controls were asked about risk factors, use of coping techniques, and health care seeking for urinary symptoms. Cases were asked about sympto...
Published on Apr 1, 2008in Urology 1.86
Yu-Hua Fan2
Estimated H-index: 2
(NYMU: National Yang-Ming University),
Alexander Lin21
Estimated H-index: 21
(NYMU: National Yang-Ming University)
+ 2 AuthorsKuang-Kuo Chen24
Estimated H-index: 24
(NYMU: National Yang-Ming University)
Objectives The published data feature little information pertaining to the psychological status of patients with dysfunctional voiding. We conducted this study to evaluate the psychological profile of female patients afflicted with dysfunctional voiding. Methods A total of 32 women with dysfunctional voiding completed an American Urological Association symptom index review, and a structured interview relating to depression (Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression), and anxiety symptoms (Hamilton Ra...
Published on Jan 1, 2008in Neurourology and Urodynamics 2.36
Rodney A. Appell35
Estimated H-index: 35
(BCM: Baylor College of Medicine),
Peter K. Sand44
Estimated H-index: 44
(NU: Northwestern University)
Voiding at night, or nocturia, is a common reason for interrupted sleep in the adult population. The condition affects both men and women, with an incidence that increases dramatically with age. Nocturia has a negative impact on quality of life, affecting both morbidity and mortality. Effective diagnosis of the condition is dependent on a clear understanding of its underlying etiology. In general, the causes of nocturia fall into three categories: diurnal polyuria, nocturnal polyuria, and low bl...
Published on Jan 1, 2008in Neurourology and Urodynamics 2.36
Yuan Mei Liao11
Estimated H-index: 11
(TMU: Taipei Medical University),
Molly C. Dougherty24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
+ 4 AuthorsAnnaMarie Connolly16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Division of Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,Chapel Hill, North CarolinaAim: To identify factors associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) among female elementary schoolteachers in Taipei. Methods: This study is a cross-sectional, descriptive study. A total of 520 surveys weredistributed to 26 elementary schools in Taipei. Logistic regression was used to identify possible factors related toindividual LUTS. Results: Study results...
Published on Oct 29, 2007in International Urogynecology Journal 2.09
Yuan Mei Liao11
Estimated H-index: 11
(TMU: Taipei Medical University),
Molly C. Dougherty24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
+ 4 AuthorsMary R. Lynn20
Estimated H-index: 20
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) among female elementary school teachers in Taipei. A total of 520 self-administered surveys were distributed to 26 elementary schools in Taipei City. Data analyses were based on 445 usable surveys. The prevalence rates for different types of LUTS ranged from 9.9 to 44.5%. The prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI; 26.7%) and nocturia (16.0%) fell within the prevalence estimates of these LUTS in North Ame...
Published on Oct 1, 2007in BJUI 4.52
Sender Herschorn41
Estimated H-index: 41
(U of T: University of Toronto),
Jerzy Gajewski1
Estimated H-index: 1
(U of T: University of Toronto)
+ 1 AuthorsJacques Corcos34
Estimated H-index: 34
(McGill University)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and urinary incontinence (UI) in Canada, using a cross-Canada telephone survey, as there is a wide discrepancy in the reported prevalence of these conditions. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A random survey with a standardized questionnaire was conducted to elicit responses from 1000 adults, aged ≥ 18 years; the sample was intended to reflect the population census. Data on age, level of education and household income were obtained...
Published on Dec 1, 2006in European Urology 17.30
Debra E. Irwin31
Estimated H-index: 31
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),
Ian Milsom60
Estimated H-index: 60
(University of Gothenburg)
+ 8 AuthorsWalter Artibani48
Estimated H-index: 48
(UNIPD: University of Padua)
Abstract Objective Estimate the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI), overactive bladder (OAB), and other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) among men and women in five countries using the 2002 International Continence Society (ICS) definitions. Methods This population-based, cross-sectional survey was conducted between April and December 2005 in Canada, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom using computer-assisted telephone interviews. A random sample of men and women aged ≥ 18 yr ...
Published on Nov 1, 2006in Nursing Outlook 2.54
Yuan Mei Liao11
Estimated H-index: 11
(TMU: Taipei Medical University),
Molly C. Dougherty24
Estimated H-index: 24
+ 2 AuthorsMary H. Palmer21
Estimated H-index: 21
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), including urinary incontinence, negatively affect women’s quality of life. Employed women are particularly prone to experiencing the negative aspects of LUTS due to their irregular access to toilet facilities. In Taiwan, about 70% of women 25–44 years of age are employed, yet little research on LUTS in the workplace has been conducted. In this article, the development of a Chinese instrument for estimating prevalence of LUTS and identifying factors related to...
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Estimated H-index: 5
(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney),
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Estimated H-index: 23
(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)
+ 1 AuthorsPauline Chiarelli21
Estimated H-index: 21
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Estimated H-index: 8
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Estimated H-index: 7
(SDU: Shandong University)
Published on Jun 1, 2019in Journal of Advanced Nursing 2.38
Heather Pierce5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney),
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Estimated H-index: 23
(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)
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Estimated H-index: 21
(RMIT: RMIT University)
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Alayne D. Markland26
Estimated H-index: 26
(UA: University of Alabama),
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Estimated H-index: 34
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Jan 1, 2017in International Journal of Nursing Studies 3.57
Xiaojuan Wan3
Estimated H-index: 3
(YZU: Yangzhou University),
Chen Wu2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Binzhou University)
+ 2 AuthorsKefang Wang7
Estimated H-index: 7
(SDU: Shandong University)
Abstract Background Unhealthy toileting behaviours exist among women, and lower urinary tract symptoms have a high prevalence and significant effects on quality of life. However, the relationship between toileting behaviours and lower urinary tract symptoms is unclear. Objectives This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms among female nurses, and the association between toileting behaviours and lower urinary tract symptoms. Design A cross-sectional stratified ...
Published on Jan 1, 2017in Biomedical Research-tokyo 1.22
Objective: To investigate lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in junior female clinical nurses. Methods: Two hundred and twelve nurses with less than 5 years of clinical work experience at Nanjing General Hospital were selected by multi-department sampling methods, and given questionnaires. The relationships between LUTS in the junior female clinical nurses, and factors such as parturition, menstruation and water in-take were analyzed with single factor linear analysis. Results: Lowery urinary s...
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Neziha Sever1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Uludağ University),
Ümran Oskay8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Istanbul University)
Objective The objective of this study was to determine lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and associated risk factors in women aged 40 years and over. Methods The study was carried out with a total of 312 women. The data were collected between 1 January 2009 and 30 July 2010. As research instruments, an interview form of 19 questions that questioned personal characteristics and was developed by researchers, and the Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (BFLUTS) Questionnaire evaluating lo...
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Estimated H-index: 1
(State University of Campinas),
Carlos Al D'Ancona1
Estimated H-index: 1
(State University of Campinas)
+ 3 AuthorsHeimar de Fátima Marin16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)