Correlation between maximum voluntary contraction and endurance measured by digital palpation and manometry: An observational study

Correlation between maximum voluntary contraction and endurance measured by digital palpation and manometry: An observational study

Author Fitz, Fatima Fani Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Stupp, Liliana Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Costa, Thais Fonseca Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sartori, Marair Gracio Ferreira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Girão, Manoel João Batista Castello Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Castro, Rodrigo Aquino Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Introduction: Digital palpation and manometry are methods that can provide information regarding maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and endurance of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM), and a strong correlation between these variables can be expected. Objective: To investigate the correlation between MVC and endurance, measured by digital palpation and manometry. Method: Forty-two women, with mean age of 58.1 years (+/- 10.2), and predominant symptoms of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), were included. Examination was firstly conducted by digital palpation and subsequently using a Peritron manometer. MVC was measured using a 0-5 score, based on the Oxford Grading Scale. Endurance was assessed based on the PERFECT scheme. Results: We found a significant positive correlation between the MVC measured by digital palpation and the peak manometric pressure (r= 0.579, p< 0.001), and between the measurements of the endurance by Peritron manometer and the PERFECT assessment scheme (r= 0.559, p< 0.001). Conclusion: Our results revealed a positive and significant correlation between the capacity and maintenance of PFM contraction using digital and manometer evaluations in women with predominant symptoms of SUI.
Keywords pelvic floor
stress urinary incontinence
palpation/methods
vaginal squeeze pressure
manometry
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo
Language English
Sponsor Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Grant number CNPq: 140190/2013-9
Date 2016
Published in Revista Da Associacao Medica Brasileira. Sao Paulo, v. 62, n. 7, p. 635-640, 2016.
ISSN 0104-4230 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Medica Brasileira
Extent 635-640
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1806-9282.62.07.635
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000390438500007
SciELO ID S0104-42302016000700635 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/56950

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