Prevalence of Genital Prolapse among Married Women in Southern Karnataka

Sahana, A and Rao, Bhamini Krishna and Nayak, Shubha R and Kumar, Pratap and Kamath, Veena G and Kamath, Asha (2017) Prevalence of Genital Prolapse among Married Women in Southern Karnataka. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 16 (2). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0972-5997

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Aim: The aim of this cross-sectional study is to estimate the prevalence of genital prolapse among married women of Udupi taluk, Karnataka, India. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 1256 married women using a structured questionnaire. Women were interviewed in their residence using the Manipal Pelvic Floor Dysfunction screening questionnaire. Result: The mean age of the women participated in this study was 42.3±12.2. The overall prevalence of genital prolapse found in this study was 2% (n=25). Thirty-two percent (n=8) of the women with prolapse had symptoms of urinary incontinence. An association was reported between the age and the genital prolapse. Conclusion: This study shows a 2% (n=25) prevalence of genital prolapse in married women of Udupi Taluk.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Genital prolapse; Urinary incontinence; Prevalence; Indian women; Pelvic organ prolapse
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2018 04:52
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2018 04:52

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