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Measure: Urinary Incontinence   #251600

Definition: A questionnaire assessing urinary leakage in the past 12 months.

Purpose: It is important to address urinary incontinence, as it is a symptom that can be caused by problems in the urinary tract or by underlying medical or physical problems. It can potentially cause additional complications, including skin problems and urinary tract infections. Risk factors include gender, age, being overweight, smoking, a family history of urinary incontinence, diabetes, and additional neurological diseases. Urinary incontinence can be stigmatizing and lead to limitations in daily activities.


Keywords: Leak, leakage, urge, bladder, urinary tract infection, health, Aging and Body Composition Study, Health ABC, geriatrics, National Institute on Aging, NIA, gerontology, aging

Measure Release Date: July 2, 2018

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