Effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training in treating urinary incontinence in women: A current review.
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Author/sGarcía Sánchez, Esther; Rubio Arias, Jacobo Ángel; Ávila Gandía, Vicente; Ramos Campo, Domingo Jesús; López Román, Javier
Discipline/sActividad Física y Deporte
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the content of various published studies related to physical exercise and its effects on urinary incontinence and to determine the effectiveness of pelvic floor training programmes. METHOD: We conducted a search in the databases of PubMed, CINAHL, the Cochrane Plus Library, The Cochrane Library, WOS and SPORTDiscus and a manual search in the Google Scholar metasearcher using the search descriptors for documents published in the last 10 years in Spanish or English. The documents needed to have an abstract or complete text on the treatment of urinary incontinence in female athletes and in women in general. RESULTS: We selected 3 full-text articles on treating urinary incontinence in female athletes and 6 full-text articles and 1 abstract on treating urinary incontinence in women in general. The 9 studies included in the review achieved positive results, i.e., there was improvement in the disease in all of the studies. CONCLUSIONS: Physical exercise, spe...