Epidemiology and Impact of Urinary Incontinence, Overactive Bladder, and Other Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Results of the EPIC survey in Russia, Czech Republic, and Turkey,
Mikhail Kogan, Rostov State Medical University
Roman Zachoval,Charles University
Ceyhun Özyurt, Ege University
Thomas Schäfer and Nicola Christensen, Ipsos Healthcare
, in informa healthcare, 06/2014
To estimate the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI), overactive bladder (OAB), and other lower urinary tract symptoms LUTS) in the Czech Republic, Russia, and Turkey.
Stage one of this population-based survey consisted of computer-assisted telephone interviews to obtain prevalence estimates of storage, voiding, and postmicturition LUTS. Stage two face-to-face interviews evaluated subjects with (mixed urinary incontinence) MUI, (stress urinary incontinence) SUI or OAB (case group) and a control group (subjects with other incontinence or LUTS complaints, or no symptoms).