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Pelvic muscles during rest: responses to pelvic muscle exercise.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8183658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of the research was to study pelvic muscle changes in the resting phase between voluntary contractions (during pelvic muscle assessment) and in response to pelvic muscle exercise (PME) through secondary analysis of data. The sample consisted of healthy women (N = 38) aged 35 to 54. Analysis of variance showed a significant difference in resting pressure within each assessment (F = 2.92, p < .04). A significant difference in resting pressures within subjects was found (F = 3.54, p < .02). Within-subject variance suggests exercises performed without a warmup may result in incomplete relaxation prior to contraction. Significant change between baseline and Level 1 of the graded PME program suggests slow relaxation of untrained muscles. Increases in resting pressure at Levels 3 and 4 may be a more accurate reflection of muscle hypertrophy. The results of this research indicate that care should be taken in establishing the point from which changes during contractions are measured. It is recommended that the resting pressure be used. Exercise continued for more than 3 or 4 weeks accounts for nearly all strength gains and explains the increases in resting pressure at PME Levels 3 and 4.
C Griffin; M C Dougherty; H Yarandi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing research     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0029-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Res     Publication Date:    1994 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-16     Completed Date:  1994-06-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376404     Medline TA:  Nurs Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  164-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
Health Science Center, University of Florida, College of Nursing, Gainesville.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy* / methods
Middle Aged
Muscle Contraction / physiology
Muscle Relaxation / physiology
Muscles / physiology*
Pelvic Floor / physiology*
Rest / physiology*
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