Effects of pelvic floor muscle training vs an assisted pelvic floor muscle training among rural perimenopausal women with urinary incontinence: A comparative study
Reema Vyas, Dr. Deepali Hande, Pradnya Nishad, Heer Barot
Perimenopause is a period of transition from reproductive adulthood to menopause. Most of women in perimenopause and menopause suffer from urinary incontinence. Physical therapy interventions such as pelvic floor exercises are one of the most effective and low risk solutions for urinary incontinence. It helps to retrain the bladder and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to help resolve the problem. The study was carried out in Department of Community Physiotherapy, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam College of physiotherapy, Loni. Women with urinary incontinence were involved in this study. Study involved 30 participants with age group of 30-45. Participants were divided into two groups; group A received Pelvic floor muscle Training (PFMT) while Group B received Assisted pelvic floor muscle Training (APFMT) for 4 weeks. Symptoms of Urinary incontinence were assessed pre and post intervention, ICIQ-SF and QUID questionnaire were used to assess the prevalence, type, frequency and perceived cause of urinary incontinence, and its impact on everyday life. Data analysis was done by using the Paired “t” test and unpaired “t” test to compare mean values. The result showed statistically significant improvement in the Group B as compared to Group A. The present study concludes that Assisted pelvic floor muscle Training (APFMT) is more effective in decreasing the symptoms of urinary incontinence than Pelvic floor muscle Training (PFMT).
Reema Vyas, Dr. Deepali Hande, Pradnya Nishad, Heer Barot. Effects of pelvic floor muscle training vs an assisted pelvic floor muscle training among rural perimenopausal women with urinary incontinence: A comparative study. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 121-124