Urinary tract infections and associated factors among youth, a case study at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital, Bushenyi

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Kampala International University, School of Allied Health Sciences
Introduction Nationally, urinary tract infection is more common among child bearing age group of both males and females and it poses dangerous health risk if left untreated. Aim The study aimed at assessing the occurrence of urinary tract infections among the youths attending Kampala International University Teaching Hospital. Methodology A descriptive cross-sectional study design quantitative in nature was used. Convenient sampling method was used to recruit 156 respondents for the study. Questionnaire was used for data collection and was analyzed using SPSS 16.0 software. Results 94% of the respondents stated that they were sexually active where 80% stated having one partner and 14% having two partners. 52% stated that they had been hospitalized with indwelling urethral catheters. 6% stated they were not sexually active. Conclusion The researcher concluded that most of the youths had exposure to UTI in many different ways at some point of their life. Recommendation I recommend health workers to properly treat UTI and give preventive measures to those at risk of getting infected.
A research report submitted to School Of Allied Health Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Diploma In Clinical Medicine and Community Health at Kampala International University Western Campus
Urinary tract infections, Youth, Kampala International University Teaching Hospital, Bushenyi