Last updated on March 2020

Effect of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training on Urinary Incontinence Reports in Obese Women Undergoing a Low Calorie Diet Prior to Bariatric Surgery


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) on urinary incontinence reports in obese women undergoing a low calorie diet prior to bariatric surgery for obesity. The study will also assess and compare rates of adherence to treatments, pelvic floor muscle function and womens self perception of their PFM function, and satisfaction with treatment.

Detailed Study Description

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the adult overweight rate in 2014 reached 20%, with the highest prevalence among women. In addition to metabolic diseases, obesity can cause musculoskeletal disorders, including pelvic floor muscle (PFM) disorders and urinary incontinence (UI) is the most prevalent one. Conservative intervention can be medication, lifestyle changes, but pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is considered the first-line conservative therapy for urinary incontinence in women and it is effective when delivered both individually or in group.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT04159467

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