To Assess the Knowledge on Management of Urinary Incontinence Among Older Women in Kelejora Community Area at Asansol, West Bengal

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Chithra K.
Geetha C.
Santosh Kumar



The world’s population is aging rapidly, in 2020; the number of people aged 60 years and older was 1.4 Billion. By 2050, the people aged 60 years and older will 2.1 billion. Urinary incontinence is a incontinence leakage of urine.  Urinary incontinence is a common condition in the general population, especially the older adults. Urinary incontinence is one of the important geriatric problems whose prevalence has been increasing with ageing. It twice as common in women as in men and affects at least 1 in 3 older women.

Material and methods: Cross sectional descriptive study was conducted among 100 older women selected by purposive sampling techniques to assess the knowledge on urinary incontinence in Kelejora community areas at Asansol.

Results: The level of knowledge about UI, 87% of the older women have inadequate knowledge and the knowledge mean score was 6.48±2.01. There is an association was found between level of knowledge of UI with age in years, marital status and comorbidity.

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Chithra K., Geetha C., & Santosh Kumar. (2023). To Assess the Knowledge on Management of Urinary Incontinence Among Older Women in Kelejora Community Area at Asansol, West Bengal. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(2), 269–274. Retrieved from


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