Magdaléna Hagovská, Ján Švihra, Alena Buková, Agata Hrobacz, Dana Dračková, Viera Švihrová, Iveta Nagyová
Objective: to determine the relationship between body fat percentage (BFP) and the severity of overactive bladder
symptoms (OAB) with an impact on the quality of life in the gro up of overweight women.
Methods: The body composition was measured using a direct segmental multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance
analysis with the assessment of skeletal muscle mass (kg), body fat mass (kg), BFP and visceral fat area (cm2/level)
and WHR index with the relation of the circumference between the belt and the hip, and body mass index (BMI
kg/m2). OAB symptoms were evaluated by the voiding diary, overactive bladder questionnaire (OAB-q), and quality
of life scale (I-QoL).
Results: The sample consisted of 206 overweight women (BMI=25.8±3.0). Of these, there were 90 with a BFP
≥32% and 116 with a BFP ≤32%, with an average age of 30.6±20. 4. The voiding diary and OAB-q confirmed significant
differences in 24-hour daytime and night-time frequency of voiding and urine volume average during the day
as well as the OAB-q symptom score in favour of the group with a BFP ≤32%. I-QoL recorded significantly worse
parameters in the group with the BFP ≥32% (p<0.01).
Conclusion: The voiding diary and OAB-q confirmed significant differences in the group with the BFP ≥32% with
a negative impact on quality of life.