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Title: Gender differences in factors associated with patients' decisions to seek treatment for urinary incontinence in Alexandria, Egypt
Authors: Mohamed, A.M.
Hassouna, M.S.
Kassem, M.S.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: The objective of this descriptive, hospital-based comparative cross-sectional survey was to determine gender differences in factors associated with patients' decisions to seek treatment for urinary incontinence [Ul]. Using an interview questionnaire, data were collected from 353 patients attending clinics at hospitals in Alexandria, Egypt. There were differences between males and females regarding specific psychosocial factors motivating health care seeking behaviour. Women had fewer hospital admissions and hospital days and less use of diagnostic procedures and surgery. More women suffered from at least one negative impact on their social lives compared to men. The impact of symptoms on quality of life appeared to be the main trigger for seeking help for Ul in both men and women
Description: 1170-1182
Keywords: Sex Factors
Decision Making
Questionnaires
Cross-Sectional Studies
Perception
Life Style
Quality of Life
Subject: Urinary Incontinence
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118049
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/11/16_11_2010_1170_1182.pdf
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