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Urinary incontinence, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder in women veterans
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Catherine S. Bradley, University of Iowa
  • I. E. Nygaard
  • M. A. Mengeling
  • J. C. Torner
  • Colleen M. Stockdale, University of Iowa
  • B. M. Booth
  • A. G. Sadler
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
6-1-2012
NLM Title Abbreviation
Am J Obstet Gynecol
PubMed ID
22631867
DOI of Published Version
10.1016/j.ajog.2012.04.016
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To study associations between urinary incontinence (UI) symptoms, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder in women veterans. STUDY DESIGN: This cross-sectional study enrolled women 20 to 52 years of age registered at 2 midwestern US Veterans Affairs Medical Centers or outlying clinics within 5 years preceding study interview. Participants completed a computer-assisted telephone interview assessing urogynecologic, medical, and mental health. Multivariable analyses studied independent associations between stress and urgency UI and depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. RESULTS: Nine hundred sixty-eight women mean aged 38.7 +/- 8.7 years were included. Of these, 191 (19.7%) reported urgency/mixed UI and 183 (18.9%) stress UI. Posttraumatic stress disorder (odds ratio, 1.8; 95% confidence interval, 1.0-3.1) but not depression (odds ratio, 1.2; 95% confidence interval, 0.73-2.0) was associated with urgency/mixed UI. Stress UI was not associated with posttraumatic stress disorder or depression. CONCLUSION: In women veterans, urgency/mixed UI was associated with posttraumatic stress disorder but not depression.

Keywords
  • Adult,
  • Cross-Sectional Studies,
  • Depression/complications,
  • Female,
  • Health Surveys,
  • Humans,
  • Iowa,
  • Logistic Models,
  • Middle Aged,
  • Multivariate Analysis,
  • Odds Ratio,
  • Prevalence,
  • Prospective Studies,
  • Stress Disorders,
  • Post-Traumatic/complications,
  • Urinary Incontinence,
  • Stress/epidemiology/etiology,
  • Urinary Incontinence,
  • Urge/epidemiology/etiology,
  • Veterans Health/statistics & numerical data
Published Article/Book Citation
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 206:6 (2012) pp.502.e1-502.e8.
Citation Information
Catherine S. Bradley, I. E. Nygaard, M. A. Mengeling, J. C. Torner, et al.. "Urinary incontinence, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder in women veterans" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Vol. 206 Iss. 6 (2012) p. 502.e1 - 502.e8 ISSN: 1097-6868
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/colleen_stockdale/24/