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Home exercises for pelvic floor in continent women one year after physical therapy treatment for urinary incontinence: an observational study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22033760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To describe the results of home exercise targeting the pelvic floor in continent women one year after the end of a physical therapy treatment for the following outcomes: functional assessment of the pelvic floor and urinary incontinence.
METHODS: This is an observational study that evaluated fifteen women one year after physical therapy treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). The outcomes for this study were: situations of urinary loss, use of daily protection, practice of home exercises for the pelvic floor, functional assessment of the pelvic floor (FAPF) and patient satisfaction. We also investigated some confounding variables such as hormonal status, number of vaginal deliveries and previous history of episiotomy.
RESULTS: One year after completion of physical therapy treatment, we observed that the FAPF median remained stable over time (Median=5, p=0.08). The presence of urinary incontinence was reported by 40% of women in the sample, however, was characterized as mild (i.e. not requiring the use of daily protection). There was also a significant association (p=0.001) between the completion of home exercises (twice or more per week) and the normal clinical status. Confounding variables, which could compromise the clinical status, showed no significant association with the outcomes (p≥0.05).
CONCLUSION: Home exercises contributed to the maintenance of continence following a physical therapy treatment.
Authors:
Ana P Krüger; Soraia C T Luz; Janeisa F Virtuoso
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-08-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista brasileira de fisioterapia (São Carlos (São Paulo, Brazil))     Volume:  15     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Bras Fisioter     Publication Date:    2011 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-28     Completed Date:  2012-03-25     Revised Date:  2013-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101186153     Medline TA:  Rev Bras Fisioter     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Physical Therapy Departament, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), Florianópolis, SC, Brazil. ana.pkruger@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Exercise Therapy*
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Pelvic Floor*
Physical Therapy Modalities*
Time Factors
Urinary Incontinence, Stress / therapy*

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