n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Choosing the appropriate surgical procedure for stress urinary incontinence in the mature-age woman : review

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Urinary incontinence in the mature-age woman is a significant health problem associated with isolation, depression, and an increased risk for institutionalization. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common type of incontinence seen in this age group. In a review addressing epidemiological data, the prevalence of SUI in women greater than 65 years ranged from 10-40%. With the rapid increase in the active elderly population worldwide, clinicians can expect to encounter SUI with increasing frequency.

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