Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

The long-term effectiveness of antenatal pelvic floor muscle training: eight-year follow up of a randomised controlled trial.
BJOG. 2008 Jul; 115(8):985-90.BJOG

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the long-term effectiveness of antenatal pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) on stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

DESIGN

Eight-year follow up of a randomised controlled trial (RCT).

SETTING

Acute NHS Teaching Trust.

POPULATION

Participants in an RCT of antenatal PFMT 8 years previously.

METHOD

Participants were asked about the presence of SUI, impact on quality of life, frequency of performance of PFMT and details of subsequent deliveries.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE

The prevalence of SUI at 8 years.

RESULTS

One hundred and sixty-four (71%) of the original 230 women responded. The significant improvement in postnatal SUI originally shown in the PFMT group compared with controls (19.2 versus 32.7%, P = 0.02) at 3 months was not evident 8 years later (35.4 versus 38.8%, P = 0.7). On direct questioning, 68.4% of the study group claimed that they still performed PFMT as taught during the study, with 38.0% of them performing this twice or more per week. There was no difference in outcome between those who performed PFMT twice or more per week compared with those performing PFMT less frequently. There were no differences in quality-of-life domains between the study and the control groups at 8 years.

CONCLUSION

The initially beneficial effect of supervised antenatal PFMT on SUI did not continue for a long term despite the majority claiming to still perform PFMT. These findings are in keeping with those of other studies and raise concerns about the long-term efficacy of PFMT. Strategies to improve compliance with PFMT are required.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Urogynaecology Research Unit, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK. wagur@doctors.org.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18651881

Citation

Agur, W I., et al. "The Long-term Effectiveness of Antenatal Pelvic Floor Muscle Training: Eight-year Follow Up of a Randomised Controlled Trial." BJOG : an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 115, no. 8, 2008, pp. 985-90.
Agur WI, Steggles P, Waterfield M, et al. The long-term effectiveness of antenatal pelvic floor muscle training: eight-year follow up of a randomised controlled trial. BJOG. 2008;115(8):985-90.
Agur, W. I., Steggles, P., Waterfield, M., & Freeman, R. M. (2008). The long-term effectiveness of antenatal pelvic floor muscle training: eight-year follow up of a randomised controlled trial. BJOG : an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 115(8), 985-90. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2008.01742.x
Agur WI, et al. The Long-term Effectiveness of Antenatal Pelvic Floor Muscle Training: Eight-year Follow Up of a Randomised Controlled Trial. BJOG. 2008;115(8):985-90. PubMed PMID: 18651881.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - The long-term effectiveness of antenatal pelvic floor muscle training: eight-year follow up of a randomised controlled trial. AU - Agur,W I, AU - Steggles,P, AU - Waterfield,M, AU - Freeman,R M, PY - 2008/7/25/pubmed PY - 2008/9/16/medline PY - 2008/7/25/entrez SP - 985 EP - 90 JF - BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology JO - BJOG VL - 115 IS - 8 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the long-term effectiveness of antenatal pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) on stress urinary incontinence (SUI). DESIGN: Eight-year follow up of a randomised controlled trial (RCT). SETTING: Acute NHS Teaching Trust. POPULATION: Participants in an RCT of antenatal PFMT 8 years previously. METHOD: Participants were asked about the presence of SUI, impact on quality of life, frequency of performance of PFMT and details of subsequent deliveries. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: The prevalence of SUI at 8 years. RESULTS: One hundred and sixty-four (71%) of the original 230 women responded. The significant improvement in postnatal SUI originally shown in the PFMT group compared with controls (19.2 versus 32.7%, P = 0.02) at 3 months was not evident 8 years later (35.4 versus 38.8%, P = 0.7). On direct questioning, 68.4% of the study group claimed that they still performed PFMT as taught during the study, with 38.0% of them performing this twice or more per week. There was no difference in outcome between those who performed PFMT twice or more per week compared with those performing PFMT less frequently. There were no differences in quality-of-life domains between the study and the control groups at 8 years. CONCLUSION: The initially beneficial effect of supervised antenatal PFMT on SUI did not continue for a long term despite the majority claiming to still perform PFMT. These findings are in keeping with those of other studies and raise concerns about the long-term efficacy of PFMT. Strategies to improve compliance with PFMT are required. SN - 1471-0528 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18651881/The_long_term_effectiveness_of_antenatal_pelvic_floor_muscle_training:_eight_year_follow_up_of_a_randomised_controlled_trial_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2008.01742.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -