Pelvic floor muscle training for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse: an assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial

Pelvic floor muscle training for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse: an assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial

Author Stuepp, Liliana Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Magalhaes Resende, Ana Paula Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Oliveira, Emerson Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Castro, Rodrigo Aquino 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 This pilot study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.Thirty-seven women with stage II prolapse were randomized to either the intervention group (n = 21) or the control group (n = 16). the evaluation included assessments of pelvic floor muscle function and surface electromyography at baseline and post 14 weeks of treatment. the severity of prolapse was quantified by the POP-Q method and symptoms by P-QoL questionnaire.The intervention group showed significantly greater anatomic improvements in the anterior and posterior vaginal wall prolapses than did the control group (P < 0.001 and 0.025, respectively) and a decrease of symptoms. in addition, the intervention group had greater improvements in muscle strength (P < 0.001), endurance (P < 0.001), and electromyography parameters (P = 0.008) compared to the control group.PFMT is effective in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.
Keywords Pelvic floor muscle training
Pelvic organ prolapse
Surface electromyography
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Date 2011-10-01
Published in International Urogynecology Journal. London: Springer London Ltd, v. 22, n. 10, p. 1233-1239, 2011.
ISSN 0937-3462 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 1233-1239
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-011-1428-x
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000294686800005
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/34088

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