Document Detail


A group-based yoga therapy intervention for urinary incontinence in women: a pilot randomized trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24763156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of a group-based yoga therapy intervention for middle-aged and older women with urinary incontinence.
METHODS: We conducted a pilot randomized trial of ambulatory women aged 40 years and older with stress, urgency, or mixed-type incontinence. Women were randomized to a 6-week yoga therapy program (n = 10) consisting of twice weekly group classes and once weekly home practice or a wait-list control group (n = 9). All participants also received written pamphlets about standard behavioral self-management strategies for incontinence. Changes in incontinence were assessed with 7-day voiding diaries.
RESULTS: The mean (SD) age was 61.4 (8.2) years, and the mean baseline frequency of incontinence was 2.5 (1.3) episodes/d. After 6 weeks, the total incontinence frequency decreased by 70% (1.8 [0.9] fewer episodes/d) in the yoga therapy versus 13% (0.3 [1.7] fewer episodes/d) in the control group (P = 0.049). Participants in the yoga therapy group also reported an average of 71% decrease in stress incontinence frequency (0.7 [0.8] fewer episodes/d) compared with a 25% increase in controls (0.2 [1.1] more episodes/d) (P = 0.039). No significant differences in reduction in urgency incontinence were detected between the yoga therapy versus control groups (1.0 [1.0] versus 0.5 [0.5] fewer episodes/d; P = 0.20). All women starting the yoga therapy program completed at least 90% of the group classes and practice sessions. Two participants in each group reported adverse events unrelated to the intervention.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings provide preliminary evidence to support the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of a group-based yoga therapy intervention to improve urinary incontinence in women.
Authors:
Alison J Huang; Hillary E Jenny; Margaret A Chesney; Michael Schembri; Leslee L Subak
Related Documents :
24641266 - High versus low vancomycin serum trough regimen for gram-positive infections: a meta-an...
19299796 - The effect of the operating room coordinator's risk appreciation on operating room effi...
23992246 - Counseling on vaginal delivery of contraceptive hormones: implications for women's body...
24431776 - Frequency of partial edentulism and awareness to restore the same: a cross sectional st...
22901076 - Pregnancy-associated acquired haemophilia a: results from the european acquired haemoph...
24641266 - High versus low vancomycin serum trough regimen for gram-positive infections: a meta-an...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  2154-4212     ISO Abbreviation:  Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:    2014 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101528690     Medline TA:  Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Comparison of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Versus Yoga on Urinary Urge Incontinence: A Randomi...
Next Document:  A Preliminary Evaluation of the TOPAS System for the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence in Women.