Clinical functional evaluation of female's pelvic floor: integrative review

Fisioterapia em Movimento

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Title Clinical functional evaluation of female's pelvic floor: integrative review
Creator Fernandes, Ana Carolina Nociti Lopes
Reis, Bianca Manzan
Patrizzi, Lislei Jorge
Meirelles, Maria Cristina Cortez Carneiro
Description Introduction: The effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) depends on the correct prescription of intensity, repetition and endurance of muscle contractions, which are provided by an adequate assessment of pelvic floor muscle. Objective: Verify the techniques, resources and strategies used for clinical functional evaluation of female pelvic floor (PF) described in literature. Methods: It’s an integrative review of published studies and books from 2010 until December 2015. Relevant articles with complete description of PF evaluation were found through the use of Scielo, LILACS, PubMed and Medline databases. Results: 34 articles that fulfilled all the criteria were selected. Conclusion: The most used techniques, resources and strategies were: anamnesis, physical examination, measurement of pelvic floor muscle activity using Modified Oxford Scale or perineometry, and use of questionnaires to analyze patient's perspective of their own symptoms. Thus, we could use the parameters obtained in the evaluation to plan an ideal PFMT for each patient, so the physiotherapist would have a good database to analyze the evolution and define the end of therapy.
Publisher Editora PUCPRESS
Date 2018-08-02
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source Fisioterapia em Movimento (Physical Therapy in Movement); v. 31 (2018): n. cont.; 1 - 9
Fisioterapia em Movimento; v. 31 (2018): n. cont.; 1 - 9
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Rights Direitos autorais 2017 Fisioterapia em Movimento

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