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Intra-rater reliability and diagnostic accuracy of a new vaginal dynamometer to measure pelvic floor muscle strength in women with urinary incontinence

Author
Romero-Culleres, G.; Peña-Pitarch, E.; Jane, C.; Arnau, A.; Montesinos, J.; Abenoza, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Neurourology and urodynamics
Date of publication
2017-02
Volume
36
Number
2
First page
333
Last page
337
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.22924 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/90349 Open in new window
URL
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/nau.22924/abstract;jsessionid=54266E1F088FA5C21D005509C648895C.f03t04 Open in new window
Abstract
The first choice treatment in urinary incontinence (UI) is rehabilitation of the pelvic floor in order to improve muscle strength. However, no entirely reliable instruments for quantifying pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength are currently available. Our aim was to test the intra-rater reliability and diagnostic accuracy of a new vaginal dynamometer for measuring PFM strength. Methods: Test-retest reliability study. One hundred and four women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) were recruited. ...
Citation
Romero-Culleres, G., Peña-Pitarch, E., Jane, C., Arnau, A., Montesinos, J., Abenoza, M. Intra-rater reliability and diagnostic accuracy of a new vaginal dynamometer to measure pelvic floor muscle strength in women with urinary incontinence. "Neurourology and urodynamics", Feb. 2017, Vol. 36, no. 2, p. 333-337.
Keywords
dynamometer, pelvic floor muscle strength, rehabilitation, urinary incontinence
Group of research
SIR - Service and Industrial Robotics

Participants

  • Romero-Culleres, G.  (author)
  • Peña Pitarch, Esteban  (author)
  • Jane Feixas, C.  (author)
  • Arnau Bartes, Ana  (author)
  • Montesinos Muñoz, Jesús  (author)
  • Abenoza Guardiola, Montserrat  (author)