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Knowledge, attitude and practice towards pelvic floor muscle training among childbearing women

Mohd Fauzey, Nur Fairuz and Muda, Siti Mariam and Hasan, Haliza and Nusee, Zalina and Mustapa Kamal Basha, Muzaitul Akma (2023) Knowledge, attitude and practice towards pelvic floor muscle training among childbearing women. Archivio Italiano de Urologia & Andrologia, 95 (2). pp. 108-111. ISSN 1124-3562 E-ISSN 2282-4197

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Urinary incontinence is experienced by many women during pregnancy and following childbirth and affects a woman's physical, psychological, and social well-being. Pelvic floor muscle training is recommended as the first choice and first-line therapy for urinary incontinence in women. Unfortunately, in Malaysia, there is no single good measurement tool currently available that can be used to discern type, severity, or both to attribute urinary incontinence to childbearing women. Objectives: This study aimed to identify the knowledge, attitude, and practice toward pelvic floor muscle training, measure the urinary incontinence using validated screening tools, and identify the association between the urinary incontinence and pelvic floor muscle training among childbearing women. Materials and Methods: The method used was a cross-sectional study. Self-administered questionnaires of knowledge, attitude, and practice were distributed among childbearing women attending Maternal & Child Health Clinics in the East Coast region. Results: The findings revealed all respondents had good knowledge with fair attitudes regarding pelvic floor muscle training but still lack of practice. There was no association between the urinary incontinence with knowledge, attitude and practice, nevertheless married women showed significant association towards urinary incontinence. Conclusions: The practice of pelvic floor muscle training should be recommended and emphasized to childbearing women by the healthcare professionals.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitude, knowledge, pelvic floor muscle training, practice, urinary incontinence,
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Obstetric & Gynecology
Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Special Care Nursing
Depositing User: mrs siti mariam muda
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2024 11:18
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2024 11:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/109610

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