Is urinary incontinence a barrier to exercise in women?

  title={Is urinary incontinence a barrier to exercise in women?},
  author={Ingrid E. Nygaard and Tammy K. Girts and Nancy H. Fultz and Kraig H Kinchen and Gerhardt M. Pohl and Barbara S Sternfeld},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={106 2},
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of urinary incontinence during exercise in women, estimate whether exercise intensity is related to leakage severity, and report women's assessments of incontinence as a barrier to exercise. METHODS Questionnaires were mailed to 5,130 women aged 18-60 years drawn from National Family Opinion research panels. Physical activity levels were assessed by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire. Urinary incontinence, defined as involuntary leakage in… CONTINUE READING
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