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Single-blind, randomized, controlled trial of pelvic floor muscle training, electrical stimulation, vaginal cones, and no active treatment in the management of stress urinary incontinence.
Pelvic floor muscle training for urinary incontinence in women.
05) Table 3: Independent samples T tests comparing the change in ICIQ_UI, UDI-6, and ISI between Traditional and Assisted Pelvic Floor Muscle training groups.
Conclusions: Intensive supervised pelvic floor muscle training during pregnancy, for women pregnant with their first child who were continent prior to pregnancy, reduced the risk of self-reported urinary incontinence by approximately a third at 36 weeks gestation and three months post-partum compared to standard antenatal care.
The title states that the study investigated the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training for prevention of urinary incontinence, but the interpretation of the results depends on (a) one's definition of prevention, and (b) consideration of the sample characteristics.
For those women (31% of participants) the trial investigated the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training for urinary incontinence, i.
Pelvic floor muscle training combined with bladder training improved mixed (stress and urgency) incontinence, the report found.