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MP40-03: What is the impact of coital incontinence on women sexuality and sexual function?

Saturday, May 13
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: BCEC: Room 153

Presentation Authors: Mariana Felippe, Marcia Eli Girotti, Maira dos Santos, Monique Rodrigues, Tatiana Rodarte, Fernando Almeida*, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Introduction: To determine the impact of coital incontinence on women sexual activity.

Methods: Between May 2013 and July 2014, we performed a cross-sectional study to evaluated sexual active women with and without coital incontinence. All patients were evaluated by means of anamnesis, physical examination, self-answered questionnaires, including World Health Organization for Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF), International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-short form (ICIQ-SF; score ranges from 0 to 21; the greater the values the greater the incontinence severity), Overactive Bladder Questionnaire (OAB Short-Form; patients with overactive bladder are those with cumulative scores greater than 8) and 1-hour pad test. We evaluated the sexuality by means of Sexuality Quotient - Female Version (SQ-F). The SQ-F consists of 10 questions, the overall score ranges from 0 to 100. Women with scores under 62 were considered as sexual dysfunctional.

Results: It was evaluated 108 women (mean age: 52.6±9.35 and range: 30-70 years-old). Out of them, 52 women (48.1%) self-reported coital incontinence. Patients with and without coital incontinence had similar age (p=0.405), BMI (p=0.104), marital status (p=0.518), deliveries (p=0.805), educational level (p=0.392), 1 hour pad test weight (p=0.287), intercourse frequency (p=0.675) and similar scores in all WHOQoL-Brief domains. Women with coital UI had higher scores (more symptomatic) on ICIQ-SF and OAB-q (Table 1). There was not any difference in SQ-F questionnaire between the two groups. The prevalence of sexual dysfunction was similar in both groups. Questionnaire’s data are shown in Table 2.

Conclusions: Women with more severe urinary incontinence symptoms seems to be more predisposed to present coital incontinence. The presence of coital incontinence did not have significant impact on sexuality or sexual function.

Source Of Funding: none

Fernando G. Almeida

Federal University of Sao Paulo

Graduation in MEDICINE by Federal University of Uberlândia (1995). Specialist in Urology by the Brazilian Society of Urology (1999). PhD in Urology at the Federal University of São Paulo (2001), Post-Doctorate in Urology at the University of California-Los Angeles (2001-2003). Vice Coordinator of the Post-Graduation Program of Urology - UNIFESP-EPM (2009-2014). Chief of the Urology and Urology Female Urology Division - UNIFESP-EPM (Since 2005) - where she currently teaches and works as a Professor and Researcher. Areas of interest voiding dysfunctions, female urology, urinary incontinence, urodynamic study, stem cells, lower urinary tract physiology.


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