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Stress urinary incontinence and counseling and practice of pelvic floor exercises postpartum in low-income Hispanic women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17701092     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of the study was to provide estimates of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and practice of pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) postpartum as well as counseling during and after pregnancy among Hispanic women. Two hundred Hispanic women were surveyed 6 months postpartum. Twenty-three percent had SUI with onset primarily during pregnancy (70%). Only 20% had received information regarding SUI and PFMT during pregnancy or postpartum. Most women not counseled wished they were (81%). Less counseling occurred among Hispanic women with lower levels of education (odds ratio [OR]= .39; 95% confidence interval [CI]=0.19-0.82; p=0.02) and those whose primary language was Spanish (OR= .36; 95% CI=0.15-0.87; p=0.02), while higher rates occurred among women with a forceps delivery (OR=2.94; 95% CI=1.06-7.78; p=0.03). Fifty-seven percent of women counseled practiced the exercises. Primary reasons for noncompliance were belief that PFMT would not help (47%), and not understanding the instructions (39%). SUI and PFMT counseling is low among Hispanic women. Most women desire such information, and improvement in performance of PFMT among this group is possible.
Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar; Haleh Sangi-Haphpeykar; Pantea Mozayeni; Amy Young; Paul M Fine
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2007-08-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction     Volume:  19     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-04     Completed Date:  2008-04-01     Revised Date:  2011-08-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9514583     Medline TA:  Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department Ob/Gyn, Baylor College of Medicine, 1709 Dryden Rd., Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Counseling / methods*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Hispanic Americans*
Odds Ratio
Patient Education as Topic
Pelvic Floor / physiopathology*
Postpartum Period*
Retrospective Studies
Texas / epidemiology
Urinary Incontinence, Stress / ethnology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control*
Erratum In:
Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2008 Oct;19(10):1459
Note: Sangi-Haphpeykar, Haleh [corrected to Sangi-Haghpeykar, Haleh]

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