Pelvic-floor strength in women with incontinence as assessed by the brink scale.

@article{Fitzgerald2007PelvicfloorSI,
  title={Pelvic-floor strength in women with incontinence as assessed by the brink scale.},
  author={Mary Pat Fitzgerald and Kathryn Larsen Burgio and Diane F Borello-France and Shawn Adam Menefee and Joseph Schaffer and Stephen R. Kraus and Veronica T. Mallett and Yan Xu},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={87 10},
  pages={1316-24}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe how clinical pelvic-floor muscle (PFM) strength (force-generating capacity) is related to patient characteristics, lower urinary tract symptoms, and fecal incontinence symptoms. SUBJECTS Data were obtained from 643 women who were participating in a randomized surgical trial for treatment of stress urinary incontinence. METHODS Patient demographic variables, baseline urinary and fecal incontinence symptom questionnaires… CONTINUE READING
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