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The proportion of the elderly in KSA Province was higher in 2021. Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common health problem among the elderly.Urinary incontinence is a frequent involuntary loss of urine on the bed during sleep or clothes during waking at least two times per week for three consecutive months in the absence of congenital or acquired defects of the urinary tract or central nervous system. There are different strategies in the management of enuresis can be used by using one or combination of interventions including behavioral, motivational intervention, enuresis alarm and medications. Urinary incontinence means a person leaks urine by accident. While it may happen to anyone, urinary incontinence is more common in older people, especially in older adults, Lower urinary tract symptoms and urinary incontinence are very common in the general population and increase in prevalence in association with age. Urinary incontinence in particular is still seldom discussed by patients, many of whom delay seeking healthcare for the condition.
Aim of the study: This study aims to assessment the prevalence of urinary incontinence among elderly patients attending the primary health care centers in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, KSA in 2021
Method: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among elderly patientsin Makah al-Mokarramah, Saudi Arabia, attending primary health care centers from 1 August to 12 October 2021. Our total participants were (200). Data was collected using a predesigned questionnaire that was distributed.
Conclusion:We acknowledge the fact that urinary incontinence is a common and poorly understood problem in our community. Another problem in the among middle group is cognitive impairment, which also contributes to urinary incontinence. Prevalence of urinary incontinence is most likely underestimated. Detection of this problem is essential for preventing complications and improving the quality of life of the among middle age group.