Depressive symptoms and treatment of women with urgency urinary incontinence Academic Article uri icon


  • Introduction and hypothesis Depression is more common in patients with urinary incontinence (UI). Drug or rehabilitation therapy have been shown to be effective in reducing urgency UI (UUI) symptoms, but whether these treatments can ameliorate the negative impact of UUI on the psychological aspects of quality of life is unclear. Methods A secondary analysis of an assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial was performed. The number of depressive symptoms was the primary outcome as measured by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D). Results Thirty-six (22%) subjects had a CES-D score> 16 at baseline, the cutoff for having depressive symptoms. A significant association was found between having a CES-D score> 16 and lower quality of life related to UI at baseline. The mean CES-D score among those with depressive symptoms at …

publication date

  • January 1, 2013