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Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia

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BERNARDES, Nicole O.; PERES, Flávia R.; SOUZA, Elza L.B.L.  and  SOUZA, Oswaldo L.. Methods of treatment of genuine stress incontinence: a comparative study between a pelvic floor exercise program and a pelvic floor electrical stimulation. Rev. Bras. Ginecol. Obstet. [online]. 2000, vol.22, n.1, pp.49-54. ISSN 1806-9339.

Purpose: to compare patients with genuine stress incontinence (GSI) who were submitted to a pelvic floor exercise program (PFEP) with those who were submitted to a pelvic floor electrical stimulation (PFES). Methods: fourteen GSI patients, with age between 31-64 years, participated in the study. They were divided into two groups of 7 each. PFEP or PFES was performed for 10 days. The women were evaluated at the first consultation and reevaluated after the ten-day treatment by only one physical therapist. For the statistical analysis nonparametric tests were used. Results: all had a partial or a total improvement of the GSI after the treatment, considering the subjective and objective analysis of the research. Conclusion: both PFEP and PFES showed to be effective to treat GSI, although PFEP showed a tendency to be the better treatment.

Keywords : Genuine stress incontinence; Pelvic floor exercise program; Pelvic floor electrical stimulation program.

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