Pelvic floor muscle training in female stress urinary incontinence: comparison between group training and individual treatment using PERFECT assessment scheme

Pelvic floor muscle training in female stress urinary incontinence: comparison between group training and individual treatment using PERFECT assessment scheme

Author Camargo, Flavia de Oliveira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Rodrigues, Andrea Moura Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Arruda, Raquel Martins Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira Sartori, Marair Gracio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Batista Castello Girao, Manoel Joao Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Castro, Rodrigo Aquino Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Introduction and hypothesis Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is a treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) that can be done individually or in a group. the aim of this study was to compare these two types of treatment.Methods Sixty women 30 to 75 years old with SUI were randomly assigned to participate in the two groups. They were evaluated before and after the treatment with the Oxford grading system, pad test, voiding diary, and the King's Health Questionnaire.Results Both groups experienced significant reductions in urinary leakage as measured by the pad test and bladder diary. A negative pad test was observed in about 50% of patients in both groups. There were statistically significant improvements in both muscle strength and quality of life. When the groups were compared, there were no differences in the results between them.Conclusions Individual treatment and group PFMT appear to be equally effective for improving SUI.
Keywords Pelvic floor muscle training
PERFECT assessment scheme
Stress urinary incontinence
Language English
Date 2009-12-01
Published in International Urogynecology Journal. Artington: Springer London Ltd, v. 20, n. 12, p. 1455-1462, 2009.
ISSN 0937-3462 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 1455-1462
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-009-0971-1
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000272796900011
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/31972

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