Pelvic floor muscle training program for Egyptian women with neglected urinary incontinence

Mona Amin Hassan Hussein, Hanan El-Sayed Mohamed, Amina Mohamed Rashad El-Nemer


Urinary incontinence (UI) is an extremely common complaint in every part of the world. It causes a great deal of distress and embarrassment, as well as significant costs, to both individuals and societies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) program on women complaining of urinary incontinence. Quasi experimental design was utilized. The study was conducted in Talkha Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Center, Dakahlia governorate from May 2013 to April 2014. The study subjects included 140 women visiting Talkha MCH Center. Three tools were used for data collection. Woman's health assessment sheet was developed by the researcher, the second tool was quality of life as measured by incontinence impact questionnaire, and the third  tool was the follow up sheet. Study results showed a statistically significant positive effect of PFMT on UI and the women's quality of life. The study recommended providing a guideline to develop clinical teaching and in- service education programs for all maternity nurses and nursing educators regarding the UI and PFMT as a preventive as well as treatment modality for UI. Furthermore, community awareness about the positive effect of practicing PFME among incontinent women is recommended.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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