Impact of HTLV-I in quality of life and urogynecologic parameters of women with urinary incontinence

Impact of HTLV-I in quality of life and urogynecologic parameters of women with urinary incontinence

Author Costa Diniz, Monica Suzana Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Feldner, Paulo Cezar Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Castro, Rodrigo Aquino Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira Sartori, Marair Gracio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Batista Castello Girao, Manoel Joao Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)
Abstract Objective: To assess the impact of urinary incontinence in quality of life, epidemiological data, symptoms, findings of gynecological/neurological examination and urodynamic of HTLV-I seropositive women compared with HTLV-I negative women.Study design: 43 incontinent women were divided in two groups: 24 serropositives and 19 seronegatives for HTLV-I. We used King's Health Questionnaire (KHQ), standardized recorded data and urodynamics. Data were compared using Mann-Whitney test or Chi-squared test.Results: Quality of life was significantly worse in seropositive incontinent women in the following parameters: general perception of health, impact of incontinence, limitation of daily life activities, social relations, sleep and disposition. Also, the following gynecological/neurological symptoms were more prevalent in seropositives: pain on vesical filling, dyspareunia, parestesis in inferior members, increased perineal sensitivity, pain in vaginal palpation, increased vaginal tonus, gait alteration, increased patellar reflex, Babinski reflex positive and increased tonus in inferior members.Conclusion: Poor quality of life and physical abnormalities were identified in incontinent HTLV-I seropositive women when compared with incontinent HTLV-I seronegative women. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords HTLV-I
Urinary incontinence
Quality of life
Language English
Date 2009-12-01
Published in European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. Clare: Elsevier B.V., v. 147, n. 2, p. 230-233, 2009.
ISSN 0301-2115 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 230-233
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000272787900023

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