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IJHSR. 2016; 6(1): 315-319

Effectiveness of Pelvic Floor Exercises on Stress Incontinence among Rural Perimenopausal Women.

Aparna Joshi, Sripriya Gopalkrishnan.

Background: Perimenopause is a period of transition from reproductive adulthood to menopause. 30-70% of women in perimenopause and menopause suffer from urinary incontinence in some form
Methods: A quasi-experimental one group pretest posttest design was used to study a group of 60 randomly selected perimenopausal women from rural communities
Results: A significant decrease was noted after treatment with pelvic floor exercises. The Mean pretest stress incontinences scores was 6.5 whish reduced to 3.6 in the posttest.
Discussion: Pelvic floor exercises have been found to be effective in treating stress incontinence among perimenopausal women.
Conclusion: Pelvic floor training is a cheap and cost-effective method of preventing and treating stress incontinence among women.

Key words: pelvic floor exercise, perimenopausal women, stress incontinence.

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