Effect of Knowledge and Awareness Regarding Urinary Incontinence and Its Treatment Options in Female Dancers
Keywords:: Urinary incontinence, female dancers, knowledge, awareness, Urinary incontinence knowledge scale, urinary incontinence quiz.
Background: Urinary incontinence is involuntary loss of urine so as to cause hygiene and/or social
inconvenience for day-to-day activities. Urinary incontinence is a common problem in females. As
dancers begin training at young age there is potential for great impact on their future health, secondly
the interplay of physical and aesthetic demands in dance may lead to various health issues including
Urinary Incontinence. Objective of this study is to find out the effect of knowledge and awareness
regarding urinary incontinence in female dancers.
Methods: Permission was taken from institutional level ethical committee and from dancers. In this
analytical type of study, 50 dancers between 18-35 years of age were selected according to convenient
sampling method. Dancers who have chronic asthma, undergone any abdominal surgery, not willing
to participate were excluded from the study. Knowledge and awareness were checked pre and post
intervention by Urinary incontinence quiz and urinary incontinence knowledge scale.
Results: Data was statistically analysed using Wilcoxon test. Incontinence quiz score pre intervention
mean 6.48±2.01 was and post intervention mean was 11.32±1.71 with p<0.0001 which is extremely
significant, For incontinence knowledge scale the pre intervention mean was 15.72±3.32 and post
intervention mean was 24.2±2.81 with p <0.0001 which is extremely significant.
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