عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Background and Purpose: Urinary Incontinence is a common complication during pregnancy which affects 30% to 60% of women. In some women the problem persists after delivery. on average, 10% to 40% of women are affected by postpartum urinary Incontinence, which not only affects their living condition but also imposes upon them extremely high treatment costs. The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of postpartum urinary in continence and factors predisposing it.
Methods and Materials: This descriptive-analytical study included 165 women who had been admitted to selected Health Centers in Babol. Iran within 4 months after their Labor. Continuous random sampling led to the inclusion of 165 qualified subjects whose data were gathered through questionnaires. Chi- square and t- test were used in data analysis.
Results: In this study, the prevalence of postpartum urinary incontinence was 19.4% and 12.2% reported urgent urinary incontinence, 7.2% reported symptoms of stress urinary incontinence and 3% reported symptoms of both types. Significant relationships were found between postpartum urinary incontinence and factors such as the number of gravidity and parity (P