Impact of pelvic floor muscle training on the quality of life in women with urinary incontinence.

@article{Fitz2012ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of pelvic floor muscle training on the quality of life in women with urinary incontinence.},
  author={F{\'a}tima Fan{\'i} Fitz and Tha{\'i}s Fonseca Costa and Deborah Mari Yamamoto and Ana Paula Magalh{\~a}es Resende and Liliana St{\"u}pp and Marair Gr{\'a}cio Ferreira Sartori and Manoel Jo{\~a}o Batista de Castello Gir{\~a}o and Rodrigo Aquino Castro},
  journal={Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira},
  year={2012},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={155-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) training on the quality of life (QOL) in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS Prospective clinical trial with 36 women with a diagnosis of SUI confirmed by urodynamic study. Women with neuromuscular diseases, using hormone replacement therapy, and with prolapse stage III and IV were not included. The exercise protocol for the PFM consisted of slow contractions (tonic fibers), followed by rapid contractions (phasic… CONTINUE READING
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