Pelvic floor training for urinary incontinence

Specific description is often missing in papers

  • Advice to authors: offer protocols and patient information online
  • Reproducibility of pelvic floor therapy below par 
  • Bad description does not equal bad therapy

Pelvic floor therapists are mainly depending on their own clinical experience when it comes to prescribing pelvic floor exercises to women with urinary incontinence. The description of the interventions in high quality research is substandard. The way researchers adjust the pelvic floor therapy to the individual and a description of the presumed working mechanism of the exercise therapy are often missing. This is concluded by Canadian scientists who assessed the intervention descriptions of eighteen recent randomised and controlled studies of adequate quality with three validated measurement tools.


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