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.
- pelvic floor muscle
McClurg, D., Hilton, P., Dolan, L., Monga, A., Frawley, H., Hagen, S., & Dickinson, L. (2014). Pelvic floor muscle training as an adjunct to prolapse surgery: a randomised feasibility study. International Urogynecology Journal, 25(7), 883-891. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-013-2301-x