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BACKGROUND About a third of women have urinary incontinence and up to a tenth have faecal incontinence after childbirth. Pelvic floor muscle training is commonly recommended during pregnancy and after birth both for prevention and treatment of incontinence. OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of pelvic floor muscle training compared to usual antenatal and(More)
OBJECTIVE Urinary incontinence is a chronic health complaint that severely reduces quality of life. Pregnancy and vaginal delivery are main risk factors in the development of urinary incontinence. The aim of this study was to assess whether intensive pelvic floor muscle training during pregnancy could prevent urinary incontinence. METHODS We conducted a(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy (RP) is a common problem and may lead to reduced quality of life. OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of guided pelvic floor muscle training on continence status and perceived problems with urinary function after RP. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We conducted a randomised controlled trial at(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether exercise during pregnancy can prevent gestational diabetes and improve insulin resistance. METHODS A total of 855 women in gestational week 18-22 were randomly assigned to receiving a 12-week standard exercise program (intervention group) or standard antenatal care (control group). The exercise program followed standard(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine a possible effect on labour of training the muscles of the pelvic floor during pregnancy. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING Trondheim University Hospital and three outpatient physiotherapy clinics in a primary care setting. PARTICIPANTS 301 healthy nulliparous women randomly allocated to a training group (148) or a(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of individual pelvic floor muscle training with and without biofeedback in women with urodynamic stress incontinence. METHODS The study was a single, blind, randomized trial. All women completed 6 months of pelvic floor muscle training comprising three sets of ten contractions three times per day, supervised by a physical(More)
The purpose of the study was to investigate the prevalence of urinary incontinence during pregnancy and the postpartum, and to examine postpartum pelvic floor muscle strength. Eight weeks postpartum the prevalence of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor muscle strength was registered. All women in a Norwegian community, delivering at the local hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether pregnant women following a general exercise course, including pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT), were less likely to report urinary and anal incontinence in late pregnancy than a group of women receiving standard care. DESIGN A two-armed, two-centred randomised controlled trial. SETTING Trondheim University Hospital (St.(More)
BACKGROUND Prevention of lumbopelvic pain in pregnancy has been sparsely studied. One aim of this study was to assess if a 12-week training program during pregnancy can prevent and/or treat lumbopelvic pain. A randomized controlled trial was conducted at Trondheim University Hospital and three outpatient physiotherapy clinics. Three hundred and one healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE To study lumbopelvic pain in women randomized to a regular exercise program during pregnancy in comparison to women receiving standard antenatal care. DESIGN A two-armed, two-center, randomized controlled trial. Setting. St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital and Stavanger University Hospital. POPULATION A total of 855 pregnant women(More)