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Urol Nurs. 2007 Feb;27(1):21-4, 39.

The prevalence of stress urinary incontinence in high school and college-age female athletes in the midwest: implications for education and prevention.

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  • Continence Care Program, Passavant Area Hospital, Wound Ostomy Continence Services, Jacksonville, IL, USA.

Abstract

Research has demonstrated that young female athletes participating in high-impact sports may be at higher risk for urinary incontinence. Using a modified Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Questionnaire, a group of young adult female athletes was surveyed in Central Illinois to identify the prevalence of stress incontinence and assess education needs. Results indicated that more than 25% of those completing surveys experienced incontinence and that more than 90% had never told anyone about their problem and had no knowledge of preventive measures; 16% reported incontinence negatively impacted their quality of life.

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