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Oxford Grading Scale vs manometer for assessment of pelvic floor strength in nulliparous sports students.
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PMID:  23219628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To compare pelvic floor muscle strength in nulliparous sports students measured using the modified Oxford Grading Scale and a Peritron manometer; and to compare the manometric measurements between continent and incontinent subjects. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. All subjects were evaluated twice on the same day; first by vaginal digital examination and subsequently by vaginal pressure using a Peritron manometer. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-three nulliparous female sports students [mean age 21 (standard deviation 4) years] from the Sports Faculty of the University of Porto. RESULTS: This study found a significant moderate correlation between the Oxford Grading Scale score and peak pressure on manometry (r=0.646, P=0.002). Mean maximal strength for the entire group was 70.4cmH(2)O (range 21 to 115cmH(2)O). Out of 43 subjects, 37% (n=16) demonstrated signs of incontinence. On manometry, no significant differences were found in vaginal resting pressure or peak pressure between the continent and incontinent groups. CONCLUSIONS: There was moderate correlation between peak pressure on manometry and the Oxford Grading Scale score. Peritron manometer measurements of pelvic floor muscle contractions showed no significant differences in vaginal resting pressure and peak pressure in continent and incontinent subjects.
T Da Roza; T Mascarenhas; M Araujo; V Trindade; R Natal Jorge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiotherapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-1465     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiotherapy     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0401223     Medline TA:  Physiotherapy     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
IDMEC, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
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