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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 [comparação Das Forças Ativa E Passiva Dos Músculos Do Assoalho Pélvico De Mulheres Com E Sem Incontinência Urinária De Estresse]
Author: Chamochumbi C.C.M.
Nunes F.R.
Guirro R.R.J.
Guirro E.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.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1413-35552012005000020
Date Issue: 2012
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