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Urinary incontinence status changes and depressive symptoms among middle-aged and older women: Using data from a survey of the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging

Authors
 Kwon, Junhyun  ;  Lee, Hyeon Ji  ;  Joo, Jae Hong  ;  Park, Eun-Cheol 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, Vol.279 : 549-553, 2021-01 
Journal Title
JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS
ISSN
 0165-0327 
Issue Date
2021-01
Abstract
Background: Urinary incontinence (UI) affects 200 million people worldwide and is a common problem in middle-aged and older women. The symptoms of UI in women are known to have a variety of effects on their health. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the effects of changes in UI status on depressive symptoms and identify determinants of the progression of UI among South Korean women 45 years old and above. Methods: Data were collected from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging from 2012 to 2016. Participants were categorized into five groups by the results of a prior panel survey on UI status: "Recovered," "Better," "Same," "Worse," and "No symptoms of urinary incontinence." We used the generalized estimating equation model and performed subgroup analyses based on age, working status, household income, perceived health status, and the number of chronic medical conditions. Results: A total of 3,957 middle-aged and older women were included in the analysis. Those with a change to "worse" UI status (beta: 0.408, P = 0.005) had higher depressive symptom scores than those who reported "no symptoms of UL" Conversely, those with a "better" (beta: -0.271, P = 0.0131) or "recovered" (beta: -0.518, P = 0.0020) UI status had lower depressive symptom scores than those with "no symptom of UI". Younger women and those with a "better" or "recovered" status showed a tendency of having fewer depressive symptoms. Older women and those with a "worse" status showed a tendency of having more depressive symptoms. imitations: The cause of UI could not be evaluated. Changes in UI status were evaluated based on self-reported data. Conclusion: This study showed that a change in UI status is associated with depression in middle-aged and older Korean women. It is important to consider UI management to relieve depressive symptoms.
Full Text
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165032720328834
DOI
10.1016/j.jad.2020.10.039
Appears in Collections:
4. Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/181883
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