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The publications on prevalence and risk factors of urinary and anal incontinence in women were performed mainly in Europe and America. Consequently, result extrapolation to Tunisian population may not be a good practice which justifies this study and demonstrates its importance.
Condition or disease
A cross-sectional study will be conducted among female doctors and nurses randomly selected from 3 large hospitals in the center of Tunisia. The prevalence of urinary incontinence and anal incontinence will be measured using validated questionnaires.
Prevalence of urinary incontinence [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
The participant will be asked to fill out the urinary symptom profile questionnaire (USP). This questionnaire contains 13 items to assess stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence and dysuria. Each question is scored from 0 to 3 providing a maximal score of 9, 21 and 9 for stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence and dysuria respectively. Women diagnosed with both stress and urge urinary incontinence by the USP were classified as having mixed urinary incontinence.
Prevalence of anal incontinence [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
The participant will be asked to fill out the anal incontinence Jorge and Wexner which contains five questions scored on a scale from zero (normal continence) to 20 (total incontinence).
Secondary Outcome Measures
Risk factors for urinary and anal incontinence [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Female doctors and nurses working at Sahloul Hospital, Taher Sfar Hospital and Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital
Professional seniority in the current service over than 6 months