Pelvic floor disorders among indigenous women living in Xingu Indian Park, Brazil

Pelvic floor disorders among indigenous women living in Xingu Indian Park, Brazil

Author Araujo, Maita Poli de Google Scholar
Takano, Claudia Cristina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Batista Castello Girao, Manoel Joao Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira Sartori, Marair Gracio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Current assessment for pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) allows comparison between different communities.A total of 377 indigenous women living in Xingu Indian Park were evaluated. the pelvic organ prolapse quantification (POP-Q) was the system used to quantification the staging of pelvic support. the pelvic floor muscle strength was assessed by a perineometer. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine risk factors that were associated with prolapse.Only 5.8% of women reported urinary incontinence. the overall distribution of POP-Q stage system was the following: 15.6% stage 0, 19.4% stage I, 63.9% stage II and 0.8% stage III. Parity and age were the risk factors for pelvic organ prolapse (p < 0.0001).Urinary incontinence was uncommon in Xingu indigenous women. Like non-indigenous communities, age and parity were the most important risk factors to the genital prolapse.
Keywords Indigenous health
Pelvic examination
Pelvic organ prolapse
Urinary incontinence
Language English
Date 2009-09-01
Published in International Urogynecology Journal. Artington: Springer London Ltd, v. 20, n. 9, p. 1079-1084, 2009.
ISSN 0937-3462 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 1079-1084
Access rights Closed access
Type Conference paper
Web of Science ID WOS:000268725800012

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