EFFECT OF THE PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLETRAINING IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN WOMEN WITH URINARY INCONTINENCE
A. PIERANTOZZI 1, L. C.ARRIBILLAGA 2, M. F. PISANO1, A.MONTEDORO 3, G. GRUTADAURIA 1, R. G. BENGIO 4,M. A. LEDESMA 5;
1Centro Urológico Prof.Bengió, Córdoba, Argentina, 2centro urologico profesorbengio, cordoba, Argentina, 3CENTRO UROLOGICO PROFESORBENGIO, CORDOBA, Argentina, 4Centro Urológico ProfesorBengió, Córdoba, Argentina, 5Rawson Hosp., cordoba,Argentina.
Introduction: It is known thatsupervised Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation training can lead to cure orimprovement in up to 76% of women with UrinaryIncontinence.
Objective: The aim of this study is toevaluate the impact in quality of life in women with urinaryincontinence who underwent a pelvic floor muscle training.
Methods:A retrospective study was done, in women with urinary incontinencereferred to our Department from January 2014 to December 2015. Allpatients iniciates the treatment with pelvic floor muscle training asa first line treatment. Each training consists in a weekly 60 minutessession. Quality of life was evaluated with validated questionnaires,UDI 6, IIQ7 and short version of IQOL.
Results: 82 patientswere evaluated, with a subjective improvement valorated with ananalog visual scale from 0-10, with a mean value of 6,33. Allquestionnaires shown an improvement, UDI 6 (-2,6. p <0,0001), IIQ7(-2,4. p 0,0001) and IQOL (11,35. p<0,0001). Individually, allpatients had an improvement in questionnaires of each kind of urinaryincontinence (stress, urgency and mixed), excepted in the IQOLquestionnaire for stress urinary incontinence (p 0,23)
Conclusions:The pelvic floor muscle training is an non-invasive and effectivetherapy for the different forms of urinary incontinence, and improvesthe quality of life of women with urinary incontinence.
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