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Title: A randomised controlled trial of pelvic floor muscle training for stages I and II pelvic organ prolapse
Authors: Hagen, Suzanne
Stark, Diane
Glazener, Cathryn Margaret Anne
Sinclair, Lesley
Ramsay, Ian
Keywords: Pelvic floor muscle training
Pelvic organ prolapse
Pilot study
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Hagen, S., Stark, D., Glazener, C., Sinclair, L., and Ramsay, I., (2009) A randomised controlled trial of pelvic floor muscle training for stages I and II pelvic organ prolapse. International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, 20(1), pp.45-51.
Abstract: Abstract Forty-seven women participated in a pilot study for a multi-centre randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) for women with prolapse. Women with symptomatic stage I or II prolapse [measured by Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q)] were randomized to a 16-week physiotherapy intervention (PFMT and lifestyle advice; n=23) or a control group receiving a lifestyle advice sheet (n=24). Symptom severity and quality of life were measured via postal questionnaires. Blinded POP-Q was performed at baseline and follow-up. Intervention women had significantly greater improvement than controls in prolapse symptoms (mean score decrease 3.5 versus 0.1, p=0.021), were significantly more likely to have an improved prolapse stage (45% versus 0%, p=0.038) and were significantly more likely to say their prolapse was better (63% versus 24%, p=0.012). The data support the feasibility of a substantive trial of PFMT for prolapse. A multi-centre trial is underway.
ISSN: 0937-3462.
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