Journal article

Incontinence Improves in Older Women After Intensive Pelvic Floor Muscle Training: An Assessor-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial

Margaret Sherburn, Margaret Bird, Marcus Carey, Kari Bo, Mary P Galea

NEUROUROLOGY AND URODYNAMICS | WILEY | Published : 2011

Abstract

AIMS: To test the hypotheses that high intensity pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is effective in relief of stress urinary incontinence in community dwelling older women, and that intense PFMT improves stress urinary incontinence more than bladder training (BT) in this population. METHODS: A two-center, assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial of 20 weeks duration with two active intervention arms: PFMT and BT. Assessments and interventions were undertaken at two metropolitan tertiary hospitals. Participants were community dwelling women over 65 years of age with urodynamic stress incontinence. Primary outcome measure was urinary leakage during a cough stress test. Secondary outcome m..

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