Conflict of interest: None.
Original Clinical Article
Article first published online: 5 JUN 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Neurourology and Urodynamics
Volume 32, Issue 1, pages 66–69, January 2013
How to Cite
Chung, J. H., Kim, S. A., Choi, B. Y., Lee, H.-S., Lee, S. W., Kim, Y. T., Lee, T. Y. and Moon, H. S. (2013), The association between overactive bladder and fibromyalgia syndrome: A community survey. Neurourol. Urodyn., 32: 66–69. doi: 10.1002/nau.22277
Eric Rovner led the peer-review process as the Associate Editor responsible for the paper.
- Issue published online: 18 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 5 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Received: 17 FEB 2012
- Hanyang University Institute of Aging Society
- community survey;
- dose–response relationship;
- fibromyalgia syndrome;
- overactive bladder
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is the most common disease causing chronic generalized pain, and FMS patients often complain of urinary symptoms such as frequency or urgency. This study focuses on the association of overactive bladder (OAB) and FMS in adults aged 40 and over.
A survey of adults aged 40s and over was conducted in the Guri and Yangpyeong areas of South Korea. The response rate was 74.2% (940/1,266). After excluding subjects with incomplete questionnaires (n = 20), 920 were included in the final analysis. The association of FMS and OAB was analyzed by univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis.
Individuals with FMS had a significantly increased symptoms of OAB after adjustment for gender, age group, and area of residence (odds ratio (OR) 3.39, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.82–6.31). The association between FMS and severity of OAB was statistical significant (P for trend <0.0001).
OAB is associated with FMS. Moreover FMS increases with severity of OAB. Neurourol. Urodynam. 32: 66–69, 2013. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.