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The impact of pelvic floor muscle training on the quality of life of women with urinary incontinence: a systematic literature review

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, May 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#32 of 1,513)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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7 news outlets
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1 blog
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7 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages

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Title
The impact of pelvic floor muscle training on the quality of life of women with urinary incontinence: a systematic literature review
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, May 2018
DOI 10.2147/cia.s160057
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Authors

Agnieszka Radzimińska, Agnieszka Strączyńska, Magdalena Weber-Rajek, Hanna Styczyńska, Katarzyna Strojek, Zuzanna Piekorz

Abstract

The purpose of this review was to assess the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) in the treatment of urinary incontinence (UI) in women, with a particular focus on the impact of this form of therapy on the patients' quality of life (QoL). The following electronic databases were searched: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library (articles only in English, 1990-2017). Search terms were as follows: urinary incontinence, pelvic floor muscle training, pelvic floor exercises, quality of life. Systematic review methods were based on the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) statement. The assessment of the impact of PFMT on the QoL of women with UI was conducted among 2,394 women in 24 selected studies. After the end of treatment, the majority of patients in the experimental groups noted a statistically significant improvement in QoL. The results of this literature review demonstrate that PFMT is an effective treatment for UI in women. PFMT significantly improves the QoL of women with UI, which is an important determinant of their physical, mental, and social functioning.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 188 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 50 27%
Student > Master 21 11%
Researcher 12 6%
Other 10 5%
Student > Postgraduate 8 4%
Other 26 14%
Unknown 61 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 60 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 39 21%
Sports and Recreations 5 3%
Engineering 4 2%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 2%
Other 15 8%
Unknown 62 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 62. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 March 2020.
All research outputs
#358,021
of 15,791,512 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#32
of 1,513 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,369
of 279,228 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#3
of 31 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,791,512 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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