Pelvic floor muscle training for the management of urinary incontinence in elderly women: a randomized controlled trial.

Grant number: 251632

Abstract

Urinary incontinence is associated with significant personal shame and social stigma and affects around 10% of Australians. one-third of women over 60 years of age. Incontinence limits physical activity and this in turn can lead to loss of independence and poorer general health. Fewer than one-third of those with regular incontinence seek assistance. Pelvic floor muscle re-education by physiotherapists is the most commonly recommended method of conservative management for urinary incontinence. Pelvic floor muscle training is safe and effective and should thus be offered as the first choice of treatment for stress urinary incontinence. However there is still no strong evidence for the effecti..

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