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Urinary Incontinence (UI) is a prevalent, bothersome and costly condition affecting primarily women. Incontinence is not a lethal condition, but it deeply affects a woman’s quality of life. The issue of UI has been well documented and there are national and international networks focusing on the condition. However, there is a lack of systematic, reliable and consistent data particularly with regards to certain sections of the female population. Tackling inequalities in health and improving quality of life are listed as two of the overall aims of the Public Health Action Programme.
This project aims to lay the groundwork for setting up a surveillance system to monitor the occurrence of urinary incontinence in women in the European Union as a consequence of inefficient or inappropriate obstetric care. It also aims at formulating appropriate strategies, policies and actions to achieve a high level of human health protection and thus improving the quality of life.
The general principles that apply to the work methodology of the project can be listed as follows:
Project Leader Ulss20 di Verona, Italy
Project Associated Partners
The Hope Project
Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona
University of Szeged Albert Szent
University Clinical Centre Ljubljana
Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Udine
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm