Summary by Emilia Sanchez
Abstract #37 reported very poor rates for long-term persistence and adherence to antimuscarinic drugs for OAB treatment, and suggested that non-medical treatments be tried first. Abstract #40 concluded that the use of UI questionnaires in published reports was low and not related with impact factor or year of publication; however, no distinction between clinical and research papers was made.
Abstract #39 presented the good validity and reliability of ICIQ-LTCqol for assessing the impact of living with a long-term indwelling catheter from an individual perspective, while abstract #42 found that the psychometrics of a catheter-related self-management instrument (C-SMG) resulted in adequate validity.
Abstract #38 reported an acceptance rate of 79.75% for the conservative treatment of female voiding dysfunctions, and identified PFM reflex contraction during an effort, small/moderate urinary leakage and practice of physical activity as acceptance predictors in Brazil. According to Abstract #46, in the USA, Black and Hispanic nursing home residents were cured of incontinence later and less often than if they had been White, suggesting a need for intervention to reduce racial/ethnic disparities and improve older adults function. Abstract #47 presented the effects of post-partum UI in a range of incontinence, storage and voiding LUTS mediated by change in BMI over 12-year follow-up in the ALSPAC study, emphasizing the importance of preventing weight gain across mid-life.