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J Korean Acad Nurs. 2015 Oct;45(5):713-22. doi: 10.4040/jkan.2015.45.5.713.

[Effects of Electric Stimulation and Biofeedback for Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise in Women with Vaginal Rejuvenation Women].

[Article in Korean]

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1
Charmjoun & Gynecology, Jinju, Korea.
2
College of Nursing ยท Institute of Health Science, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea. css4214@gnu.ac.kr.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of pelvic floor muscle exercise using electric stimulation and biofeedback on maximum pressure of vaginal contraction, vaginal contraction duration and sexual function in women who have had vaginal rejuvenation.

METHODS:

The research design was a non-equivalent control group non-synchronized design study. Participants in this study were women who had vaginal rejuvenation at C obstetrics and gynecology hospital. The 15 participants in the experimental group were given pelvic floor muscle exercise using electric stimulation and biofeedback and the 15 participants in the control group received self pelvic floor muscle exercise.

RESULTS:

For maximum pressure of vaginal contraction, the experimental group showed a statistically significant increase compared to than the control group (t=5.96, p<.001). For vaginal contraction duration, the experimental group also showed a statistically significant increase compared to the control group (t=3.23, p=.003). For women's sexual function, the experimental group showed a significant increase when compared to the control group in total sexual function scores (t=3.41, p=.002).

CONCLUSION:

The results indicate that pelvic floor muscle exercise with electric stimulation and biofeedback after vaginal rejuvenation is effective in strengthening vaginal contraction pressure, vaginal contraction and that it also positively functions to increase women's sexual function.

KEYWORDS:

Biofeedback; Electric stimulation; Pelvic floor; Rejuvenation; Sexual function

PMID:
26582116
DOI:
10.4040/jkan.2015.45.5.713
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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