Statistical difference was seen between Groups 1 (incontinence) and 2 (control) for body mass index, number of micturations, and nycturia. Daily liquid ingestion showed no significant difference, however it was slightly greater in Group 1 (Table 2).
In Group 1, 49% suffered urinary leaks when dealing with water, and 27.5% when just hearing the sound of water. This was not seen in Group 2.
In Group 1, 52.9% of the patients were obliged to use hygienic pads.
In relation to vaginal prolapse, 52.9% of Group 1 showed grade 1 cystocele against just 6% in Group 2. For uterus prolapse, no differences were observed between the groups.
The analogue visual scale, humidity sensation results showed that 21.6% (11/51) of the incontinent group reported feeling dry, 29.4% (19/51) reported feeling humid, and 49% (25/51) reported always feeling humid; all continent patients reported feeling dry. With regard to the discomfort that urinary leak could bring to daily activities and social relations, 13.7% (7/51) of the incontinent group reported no discomfort, 21.6% (11/51) reported certain discomfort, and 64.7% (33/51) reported feeling real discomfort. All continent patients reported no feeling of discomfort.
Evaluation between the objective and subjective data showed concordance between in 56.9% of cases. In 41.1% the complaints are overestimated in the subjective evaluation in comparison to objective data (p<0.01 Table 3).
The 60-minute pad test showed that mean of urinary leak in Group 1 (2.17g) was significantly higher than in Group 2 (0.58g) (p<0.0001).
The objective and subjective classifications are shown in Table 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2: Mean, standard deviation and statistic test results of the groups

 

Variable

Group

Statistic test result

(P-value)

Incontinent

Continent

BMI 28.0 4.8 23.9 4.0 21.9 (p<0.01)
Micturitions/day 6.5 1.5 5.9 0.8 4.2 (p< 0.05)
Nycturia 1.3 0.9 0.2 0.5 52.7 (p<0.01)
Liquid ingestion/day 1.5 0.6 1.7 0.5 1.8 (p>0.05)

 

 

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Table 3: Distribution of crossing between subjective and objective evaluations according to the incontinent group

 

EVALUATION

THE MATCHING RESULTS

STATISTIC TEST RESULT (P-VALUE)

Objective = Subjective

29 (56.9%) b



4.47 (P<0.01)

Objective< subjective

21 (41.1%) b

Objective > Subjective

1 (2.0%) a

 

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Table 4: Incontinence Classification for the subjective and objective evaluations in the incontinent group.

Classification

Evaluation

Objective

Subjective

0

5 (9.8%)

0 (0%)

1

38 (74.5%)

27 (52.9%)

2

8 (15.7%)

23 (45.1%)

3

0 (0%)

1 (2.0%)

 

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