Pelvic floor muscle training as an adjunct to prolapse surgery: a randomised feasibility study

Doreen McClurg, Paul Hilton, Lucia Dolan, Ash Monga, Helena Frawley, Suzanne Hagen, Lucy Dickinson

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Abstract

There is evidence that in nonsurgical populations, pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) and lifestyle advice improves symptoms and stage of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Some women, however, require surgery, after which de novo symptoms can develop or additional surgery is required due to recurrence. Robust evidence is required as to the benefit of perioperative PFMT in the postsurgery reduction of symptoms and POP recurrence. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of and collect pilot data to inform sample size (SS) calculation for a multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) of perioperative PFMT following surgical intervention for POP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)883-891
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal
Volume25
Issue number7
Early online date6 Feb 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • pelvic floor muscle
  • surgery
  • training

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