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Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Dec;24(12):2071-6. doi: 10.1007/s00192-013-2179-7. Epub 2013 Jul 17.

Impact of menopausal status on the outcome of pelvic floor physiotherapy in women with urinary incontinence.

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Departament of Gynaecology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, St George´s Healthcare NHS Trust, Porto Alegre, Brazil, cnygcnyg@gmail.com.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training in pre- and postmenopausal women using a quality-of-life questionnaire.

METHODS:

We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 96 patients with urinary incontinence who participated in a pelvic floor muscle-training (PFMT) program at the Physiotherapy Department in a London University Hospital between January 2010 and August 2011.

RESULTS:

A period of supervised PFMT resulted in significant improvement in symptoms of stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence, urgency, frequency, and nocturia, irrespective of menopausal status.

CONCLUSIONS:

Pre- and postmenopausal women experience similar outcomes in relation to urinary symptoms following a short-term supervised PFMT.

PMID:
23860942
DOI:
10.1007/s00192-013-2179-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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