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Introduction: Urinary Incontinence (UI) in women continues to be a current and controversial theme even though there are so many published articles. The object of our study was to compare the value of the objective and subjective propaedeutic evaluation in the diagnosis of UI.
Methods : 101 women were studied, distributed in two groups, being Group 1(n=51) with urinary loss and Group 2(n=50) with no urinary loss. The following parameters were studied: 1. Clinical evaluation; 2 Pad test.
Results: The average of the IMC in G1 was of 28% and in G2 was of 24%, showing that obesity is a predisposing factor in UI (p<0,05). The average daily amount of urination was in G1 of 6.47, and of 5,96 in G2 (p<0,05). In 58% of the cases, in G2 we observed certain physical activity against 29% in G1 (p<0,05). We noticed that 25% of the women of G1 were capable of interrupting the urinary flow against 80% of G2 (p<0,05).
Conclusion : It was observed comparing the results of the subjective and objective evaluation, a concordance between these two evaluation modalities in 57% of the cases and in 41% the data are overestimated by the subjective evaluation .

Key words: Female urinary incontinence; Propaedeutic.