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Adhesión de las mujeres embarazadas a los ejercicios para fortalecer el suelo pélvico

Santos, F., Leister, N., Travisan, K. F. , Cruz, C. D. & Riesco, M. L. G. (2018). Adhesión de las mujeres embarazadas a los ejercicios para fortalecer el suelo pélvico. Evidentia, 15, e10427.


Objective: To analyse the adherence of pregnant women to pelvic floor muscle exercises (PFME) during pregnancy.

Methods: Prospective study, with 315 pregnant women; data collection was performed by phone and face-to-face; data analysis was descriptive and inferential with 5% significance level.

Results: In the first half of pregnancy, the total adherence was 36.5%; when gathered total adherence and partial adherence, the percentage reached was 54%; during pregnancy, there was a gradual decrease (from 46% to 39.7%) of women who reported no adherence; there was no significant association between adherence and the sociodemographic, obstetric and clinics characteristics.

Conclusion: The majority of pregnant women in all trimesters of pregnancy reported total or partial adherence to PFME; it was highly positive the proportion of women who reported performing PFME.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: The copyright for this publication belongs to Fundación Index-CEDEC, 2004 ©. copyright, this publication can be used freely whenever it is for the purpose of dissemination, without the profit motive, previously requesting it from the direction of Evidentia and with express mention of the source.
Publisher Keywords: Pregnant woman, Urinary Incontinence, Patient Compliance, Pregnancy, Perineum, Exercise Therapy
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
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