Thesis Title

Reflections of Teenage Mothers Who Chose Unprotected Sex At the Time of Conception

Date of Graduation

Spring 1998

Degree

Master of Science in Nursing

Department

Nursing

Committee Chair

Kathryn Hope

Subject Categories

Nursing

Abstract

Objectives: This study surveyed a sample of 39 women to identify risk factors and prevalence of urinary incontinence. Respondents were divided into groups based on continence status to see how they differ in terms of risk factors. Methods: The 28-item questionnaire was developed from a review of the literature. An anonymous postal survey was performed. Of the 39 women who responded (response rate 79%), the incidence of incontinence was 51.3%. The mean age reporting incontinence was 43 years. Obstetric factors were of primary significance in the development of urinary incontinence in females. A familial history of incontinence was reported by 35.9 of the respondents. Conclusion: Urinary incontinence is a tremendously under-reported problem, with multiple risk factors.

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© Vicki Ellison Burns

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