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Pelvic floor muscle training for urinary incontinence in older adults: A systematic review

Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal, The
Volume 19 Issue 1 (Autumn 2013)

Abstract: Urinary incontinence is an important condition strongly associated with increasing age. Pelvic floor muscle training is first-line therapy for urinary incontinence but trials of the effect of pelvic floor muscle training focus on middle-aged patients rather than older adults. This systematic review identified seven studies (438 participants) of pelvic floor muscle training for various types of urinary incontinence in older adults. Outcome assessment was heterogeneous precluding meta-analysis; however, individual studies found statistically and clinically relevant differences in pelvic floor muscle strength and continence outcomes for older adults.

To cite this article: Davidson, Joanne E and Moore, Kate H. Pelvic floor muscle training for urinary incontinence in older adults: A systematic review [online]. Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal, The, Vol. 19, No. 1, Autumn 2013: 18-22, 24-26. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=210760093916376;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1448-0131. [cited 30 Aug 16].

Personal Author: Davidson, Joanne E; Moore, Kate H; Source: Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal, The, Vol. 19, No. 1, Autumn 2013: 18-22, 24-26 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1448-0131 Subject: Pelvic floor; Urinary incontinence in old age; Urinary stress incontinence--Exercise therapy; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) The Pelvic Floor Unit, St George Hospital and University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
(2) The Pelvic Floor Unit, St George Hospital and University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia

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