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pelviperineology. 2022; 41(2): 98-103 | DOI: 10.34057/PPj.2022.41.02.2022-2-3

Prevalence of urinary incontinence and associated factors in crossfit practitioners: A cross-section study in Brazil

Kelley Cristina COELHO1, Eduarda Roman ZACARIN1, Rodrigo Vaneti OTAVIO1, Mateus Dias ANTUNES2, Cynthia Gobbi Alves ARAÚJO1, Daniela Saldanha WITTIG1, Braulio Henrique Magnani BRANCO3, Maura SELEME4, Bary BERGHMANS5
1Department of Physiotherapy, Unicesumar University, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil, 2Department of Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Universidade de Săo Paulo, Săo Paulo, Brazil, 3Graduate Program in Health Promotion, Researcher at the Cesumar Institute of Science, Technology and Innovation, Unicesumar University, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil, 4Department of Graduate Studies in Physiotherapy, Maastricht University and Inspirar College, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, 5Pelvic Care Center Maastricht, Department of Epidemiology, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Objectives: The objective was to identify the prevalence of urinary incontinence and the associated factors in CrossFit practitioners. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study with 235 CrossFit practitioners from Brazil. Urinary incontinence was investigated using an instrument created by the authors based on the 3IQ questionnaire. Data were analyzed using the chi-square test. Results: The prevalence of urinary incontinence in CrossFit practitioners was 9.7%. However, it was observed that the female sex is associated with factors present in the practice of CrossFit. Conclusion: The prevalence of urinary incontinence among CrossFit practitioners is low, yet it is essential to create strategies and actions that promote pelvic health and prevent urinary incontinence in CrossFit practitioners in Brazil. High-intensity interval training such as CrossFit promotes the improvement of physical fitness, but some movements can lead to urinary incontinence. The objective was to identify the prevalence of urinary incontinence and the associated factors in CrossFit practitioners. A cross-sectional study with 235 CrossFit practitioners from Brazil. Urinary incontinence was investigated using an instrument created by the authors based on the 3IQ questionnaire. Data were analyzed using the chi-square test. The prevalence of urinary incontinence in CrossFit practitioners was 9.7%. However, it was observed that the female sex is associated with factors present in the practice of CrossFit. The prevalence of urinary incontinence among CrossFit practitioners is low, yet it is essential to create strategies and actions that promote pelvic health and prevent urinary incontinence in CrossFit practitioners in Brazil.


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COELHO K, ZACARIN E, OTAVIO R, ANTUNES M, ARAÚJO C, WITTIG D, BRANCO B, SELEME M, BERGHMANS B. Prevalence of urinary incontinence and associated factors in crossfit practitioners: A cross-section study in Brazil. 2022; 41(2): 98-103

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