Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence among married females in Sialkot Pakistan

Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence among married females in Sialkot Pakistan


  • Misbah Amanat Ali Sialkot College of Physical Therapy, Amin Welfare & Teaching Hospital, Sialkot, Pakistan
  • Laiba Naeem Sialkot College of Physical Therapy, Sialkot, Pakistan
  • Roha Asif Sialkot College of Physical Therapy, Amin Welfare & Teaching Hospital, Sialkot, Pakistan
  • Komal Imran Little Angels’ Home (army school for special children), Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Road, Sialkot Cantt, Pakistan
  • Momna Noor University of Sialkot, Sialkot, Pakistan
  • Mahrukh Hafeez Sialkot College of Physical Therapy, Sialkot, Pakistan



Urinary Incontinence, physical activity, International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire (ICIQ-UI), females


Impairment in the pelvic floor muscles and nerves that control the continence of urine can occur due to various conditions in the women, which may affect the lifestyle of women. Objective: To find the prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in married females in Sialkot. Methods: This observational study was conducted at public and private settings of Sialkot in six months after ethical approval. A sample of 100 married females was targeted through non-probability convenient sampling. ICIQ-UI (International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire) short form questionnaire was used to collect the data. Middle aged women (35-55Years) were included, while unmarried females, pregnant females, females with any history of spinal cord injury and other comorbid conditions were excluded. Results are expressed as frequencies and percentages using IBM Software SPSS Version 20.0. Results: Mean age± SD of the participants was 38.4±6.615 years. While calculating the amount of urine leaking; 16% (n=16) had none, 57% (n=57) had a small amount, 25% (n=25) had a moderate amount and 2% (n=2) had a large amount. Similarly, interference with everyday life due to leaking urine was found in 79% (n=79) mild to moderate, 16% (n=16) not at all interferes and 5% (n=5) were greatly interfered. Mean ICIQ-UI score± SD was 9.53±0.36 ranging from 0-11. Most of the women reported urine leakage in a small amount, once a day effecting mild to moderately their daily livings usually due to coughing, sneezing or physical activity Conclusions: Most of the females have episodic urinary incontinence mostly associated with cough, sneeze and physical activity.


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Amanat Ali, M. ., Naeem, L. ., Asif, R. ., Imran, K. ., Noor, M. ., & Hafeez, M. . (2022). Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence among married females in Sialkot Pakistan: Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence among married females in Sialkot Pakistan. THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 3(1), 24–27.



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