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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2000 Feb;68(2):131-7.

The urinary incontinence score in the diagnosis of female urinary incontinence.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka City University Medical School, Japan. ishikoo@msic.med.osaka-cu.ac.jp

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Our purpose was to determine whether the urinary incontinence (UI) score is significantly useful in evaluating the clinical status of UI.

METHOD:

The questionnaire was administered to 198 UI patients (27-73 years of age) diagnosed by conventional procedures. It consisted of 15 questions, and the answers were assigned points divided into a stress score (s-s) and urge score (u-s) according to severity.

RESULTS:

The patients were classified into a stress incontinence group (SI; 125 cases), urge incontinence group (URI; 29 cases), mixed incontinence group (MI; 41 cases), and overflow incontinence group (3 cases). Classification by questionnaire yielded 110 SI cases, 31 URI cases, and 46 MI cases, accuracy of 83.2%, 86.2%, and 61.0%, respectively. A significant correlation was observed with s-s of SI (r = 0.669, P < 0.001) and u-s of URI (r = 0.583, P < 0.005).

CONCLUSION:

The UI score will be a simple, clinically effective diagnostic procedure for UI for use by general gynecologists.

PMID:
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