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When a correlation between the urodynamic diagnosis and the quality of life was analyzed, it was noticed that there was no significant statistic difference for none of the results. Meaning, a normal urodynamic test presented a similar score when compared to a result of genuine stress urinary incontinence, vesicle instability or to a diagnosis of a mixed urinary incontinence.

TABLE 1

CORRELATION BETWEEN THE URODYNAMIC DIAGNOSIS AND THE QUESTIONNAIRE SCORE OF QUALITY OF LIFE.

Urodinamic

Normal

Stress

IV

Mixed

Total score (scale: 0 to 100) Average

85,8

69,9

77,8

68,8

Sub-scale: action limitation Average

75

62,5

68,8

62,5

Sub-scale: psychological impact Average

95,8

80,6

88,9

81,9

Sub-scale: social embarrassment Average

85

70

75

67,5

      P > 0,05

Not withstanding, when the main complaint of the patient was correlated with the questionnaire’s score of quality of life, it was noticed that the patients with stress urinary incontinence complaint presented a better quality of life than the patients with irritation and mixed complaints.
But the patients with irritation complaints presented a higher score, meaning a better quality of life than the patients with mixed complaints.
All these differences were statistically significant.

Table 2

CORRELATION BETWEEN THE MAIN COMPLAINT AND THE QUESTIONNAIRE SCORE OF QUALITY OF LIFE

Main Complaint

Effort Mixed Irritation Total
Total score (scale: 0 to 100) N

Average

6

43

22

71

63,08

29,64

41,05

Sub-scale: action limitation Average

57,58

36,51

40,84

Sub-scale: psychological impact Average

59,42

30,22

40,91

Sub-scale: social embarrassment Average

62,92

30,09

40,2

          p < 0,05