• Association between physical activity and stress urinary incontinence in sportswomen from a private university in Lima - Peru

      Becerra Bravo, Giancarlo; Bravo Cucci, Sergio; Irazabal Flores, Alessandra Milagros; Yaya cante, Giancarlo (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)PE, 2020-12-23)
      Introduction Urinary incontinence in young sportswomen is a common disorder that interferes with sports practice. Objective: To determine if there is an association between physical activity and stress urinary incontinence in sportswomen from a private university. Methodology: Analytical cross-sectional study, developed in sportswomen from the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire - short version (IPAQ –SF) was used to determine the level of physical activity and the Abbreviated Form of the International Incontinence Consultation Questionnaire (ICIQ - SF) to determine stress urinary incontinence. Results: Of the 92 athletes analyzed in the study, 75% performed high physical activity, 47.8% presented urinary incontinence, of which 63.3% belonged to stress urinary incontinence. In the bivariate analysis between physical activity and stress urinary incontinence, 46% of the athletes who performed high physical activity presented stress urinary incontinence compared to 10% who performed moderate or low physical activity, being significant (p < 0.05). In the multivariate analysis, it was evidenced that women who perform high physical activity have 7.92 times more prevalence of stress urinary incontinence than women who perform moderate or low physical activity, being significant (p = 0.04) and adjusted to the age variables, kind of sport and sport time. Conclusion: An association was found between high-intensity Physical Activity and Stress Urinary Incontinence in female university athletes.
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