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Pelvic floor muscle exercises utilizing trunk stabilization for treating postpartum urinary incontinence: randomized controlled pilot trial of supervised versus unsupervised training.



Key Questions Addressed
1 KQ 1: What are the benefits and harms of nonpharmacological treatments of UI in women, and how do they compare with each other? KQ 2: What are the benefits and harms of pharmacological treatments of UI in women, and how do they compare with each other? KQ 3: What are the comparative benefits and harms of nonpharmacological versus pharmacological treatments of UI in women? KQ 4: What are the benefits and harms of combined nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatment of UI in women?
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Primary Publication Information
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TitleData
Title Pelvic floor muscle exercises utilizing trunk stabilization for treating postpartum urinary incontinence: randomized controlled pilot trial of supervised versus unsupervised training.
Author Kim EY., Kim SY., Oh DW.
Country Department of Physical Therapy, The Graduate School, Daejeon University, Dong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.
Year 2012
Numbers Pubmed ID: 21849373

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Arms
Number Title Description Comments
1 Supervised PFMT
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2 Unsupervised PFMT
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Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Study type RCT
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Country/countries Korea
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Funding source Explicitly not industry funded
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Inclusion criteria UI after childbirth; less than 6 weeks after normal vaginal delivery; involuntary loss of urine; no genitourinary disease or infection; no other treatment administered for urinary incontinence; no obstetrical operation history
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Exclusion criteria nd
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UI type
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100
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postpartum urinary incontinence
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Age 31.72
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mean
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2.7
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Men included 0
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Special populations 18
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Race 18
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Notes
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Did participants fail previous treatment? ... Yes ... no other treatment administered for urinary incontinence
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Study years nd
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Trial name (if given)
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Does this paper cite a previous paper from the same study?
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Baseline Characteristics
Question Supervised PFMT Unsupervised PFMT Total Comments
AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up
Participant flow 10 10 20
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9 9 18
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1 1 2
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Quality Dimensions
Dimension Value Notes Comments
RCT:.....Adequate generation of a randomized sequence Low RoB
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RCT:.....Allocation concealment Low RoB
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RCT:.....Blinding of PATIENTS High RoB
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RCT.....Intention-to-treat-analysis High RoB dropouts not analyzes (n=2)
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ALL.....Blinding of OUTCOME ASSESSORS (or "DOUBLE BLIND") Low RoB
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ALL.....Incomplete results data (attrition bias) Low RoB
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ALL....Group similarity at baseline (selection bias) Low RoB
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ALL.....Compliance with interventions Low RoB
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NRCS.....Patients in different intervention groups selected in an equivalent manner
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NRCS....Baseline differences between groups accounted for (Adjusted analysis)?
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ALL.....Other issues No
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ALL....Were interventions adequately described? Yes
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