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Table 5 Summary of comments made by responders

From: Achieving sustainable quality in maternity services – using audit of incontinence and dyspareunia to identify shortfalls in meeting standards

Impact Cases
Felt Embarrassed 214 (48%)
Had to wear a pad always/often 61 (14%)
Felt differently about themselves 52 12%)
Felt anxious or worried 44 (10%)
Felt miserable or depressed 32 (7%)
Couldn't go out unless there was toilet nearby 21 (5%)
Had to wear different clothes 19 (4%)