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Keywords:

  • Community care;
  • Female perspectives;
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms;
  • Self-care;
  • Urinary incontinence;
  • Woman's health

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to clarify the relationship between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and the backgrounds of female community residents. The subjects were 928 female residents. The questionnaire comprised questions on their background and LUTS based on core lower urinary tract symptom score (CLSS) questionnaire. Among the 10 items of LUTS were related to age, sleep, exercise habits, going out, hospital visits or medication needs.