Gender differences in factors associated with patients' decisions to seek treatment for urinary incontinence in Alexandria, Egypt
ResumenThe 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
Mohamed, A.M., Hassouna, M.S. & Kassem, M.S. (2010). Gender differences in factors associated with patients' decisions to seek treatment for urinary incontinence in Alexandria, Egypt. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (11), 1170-1182, 2010 https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118049
RevistaEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (11), 1170-1182, 2010
MetadatosMostrar el registro completo del ítem
Mostrando ítems relacionados por título y tema
Mismatch between Arab women's preferences and options offered for treatment of stress urinary incontinence in the United Arab Emirates George, S.; Hashim, M.J.; Al Belooshi, M.H.S.; Al Hebsi, R.S.; Bloushi, A.A.; Balfaqeeh, S.A.; Al Midfa, A. (2012)Stress urinary incontinence is a relatively common condition with a high burden of suffering that can be treated effectively with minimally invasive surgery. Treatment preferences for this condition in Arab women are not known, especially in regard to willingness to undergo surgery. In this survey of 404 women across the United Arab Emirates, 99 had self-reported stress urinary incontinence and 51% of these stated they would undergo surgery. This preference was not related to age, parity, education or severity of incontinence. However, of the 24 ...
Roe, Brenda H (1992)