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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Comparison of active and passive forces of the pelvic floor muscles in women with and without stress urinary incontinence|
|Author:||Chamochumbi, Carla C. M.|
Nunes, Fabiana R.
Guirro, Rinaldo R. J.
Guirro, Elaine C. O.
|Abstract:||Background: The reduction of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) strength is a major cause of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Objective: To compare active and passive forces, and vaginal cavity aperture in continent and stress urinary incontinent women. Method: The study included a total of thirty-two women, sixteen continent women (group 1 - G1) and sixteen women with SUI (group 2 - G2). To evaluate PFM passive and active forces in anteroposterior (sagittal plane) and left-right directions (frontal plane) a stainless steel specular dynamometer was used. Results: The anteroposterior active strength for the continent women (mean +/- standard deviation) (0.3 +/- 0.2 N) was greater compared to the values found in the evaluation of incontinent women (0.1 +/- 0.1 N). The left-right active strength (G1=0.43 +/- 0.1 N; G2=0.40 +/- 0.1 N), the passive force (G1=1.1 +/- 0.2 N; G2=1.1 +/- 0.3 N) and the vaginal cavity aperture (G1=21 +/- 3 mm; G2=24 +/- 4 mm) did not differ between groups 1 and 2. Conclusion: The function evaluation of PFM showed that women with SUI had a lower anteroposterior active strength compared to continent women.|
|Editor:||Associacao Brasileira Pesquisa Pos-Graduacao Fisioterapia-Abrapg-Ft|
|Appears in Collections:||FCM - Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas|
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