The urine stream interruption test and pelvic muscle function in the puerperium

A. Sartore, R. Pregazzi, P. Bortoli, E. Grimaldi, G. Ricci, S. Guaschino

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Abstract

Objectives: This study assesses the role of the uroflowmetric urine stream interruption test (UST) in the evaluation of postpartum pelvic floor muscle function. Method: Two months after vaginal delivery, 492 women who underwent a digital test, vaginal manometry, and a UST were divided into two groups: continent and incontinent. Variables were subjected to the Student's t-test and to Fisher's exact test to verify the difference between the two groups. Results: Digital test and vaginal manometry results were higher in the continent group, but only the UST showed significantly different values (P=0.001). All test results of incontinent puerperae who underwent rehabilitation were significantly improved after treatment. Conclusions: UST is low cost, non-invasive, and can give objective information about pelvic floor performance after a vaginal delivery. It can be used for both routine clinical use and an outcome measure for women who undergo rehabilitation treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-239
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume78
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2002

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Postpartum Period
Urine
Muscles
Pelvic Floor
Manometry
Rehabilitation
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Students
Costs and Cost Analysis
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Digital test
  • Puerperium
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Urine stream interruption test
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal manometry

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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The urine stream interruption test and pelvic muscle function in the puerperium. / Sartore, A.; Pregazzi, R.; Bortoli, P.; Grimaldi, E.; Ricci, G.; Guaschino, S.

In: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 78, No. 3, 01.09.2002, p. 235-239.

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Sartore, A. ; Pregazzi, R. ; Bortoli, P. ; Grimaldi, E. ; Ricci, G. ; Guaschino, S. / The urine stream interruption test and pelvic muscle function in the puerperium. In: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2002 ; Vol. 78, No. 3. pp. 235-239.
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