Pelvic Floor Muscle Evaluation in Women With Stress Urinary and Urgency Urinary Incontinence
Aims: To assess pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and urgency urinary incontinence (UUI).
Methods: 51 women were prospectively divided into two groups, according to the symptoms as SUI (G1 = 22) or UUI (G2 = 29). Demographic data, such as number of Pads/ 24 hours, number of micturitions/ 24 hours and nocturia, delay time of urgent void (i.e., the time period for which an urgent void could be voluntarily postponed), number of parity and vaginal deliveries were obtained using a clinical questionnaire. Objective urine loss was evaluated by 60-min Pad Test. Subjective [urine stream interruption test (UST), visual survey of perineal contraction and transvaginal digital palpation] and objective (vaginal manometry) evaluations of PFM were performed in all patients.
Urinary Incontinence, Stress
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Pelvic Floor Muscle Evaluation in Women With Stress Urinary and Urgency Urinary Incontinence. A Prospective Trial|
|Study Start Date:||March 1997|
|Study Completion Date:||December 1998|
Patients with stress urinary incontinence
Patients with urgency urinary incontinence.
|São Paulo State University - Medical School of Botucatu|
|Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil, 18618-970|
|Principal Investigator:||João L. Amaro, PhD, MD||Sao Paulo State University - UNESP|