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Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología

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VALLEJOS, Gabriel et al. Incontinencia Urinaria en el Adulto Mayor. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2019, vol.84, n.2, pp.158-165. ISSN 0048-766X.


Urinary incontinence (UI) is the involuntary loss of urine. The prevalence and severity of this condition increase as population ages.


To describe the impact urinary incontinence in the elderly population, as well as to know its pathophysiology and implications in the quality of life.


Review of the literature available in PubMed, Embase and Medline using the keywords “urinary incontinence” and “elderly” between 1990 and 2018.


UI in the elderly has a negative impact on their quality of life, having a multiplicity of underlying causes that imply a comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment of this pathology.


Given the age increase in general population, knowing and managing this pathology is important for the clinician and the specialist to improve the quality of life in this age group.

Keywords : Urinary Incontinence; elderly; pelvic floor.

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