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Investigation of Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength of the Women Admitted to the Gynecology Clinics and the Evaluation of Affecting Factors [Malatya İl Merkezinde Jinekoloji Polikliniklerine Başvuran Kadınların Pelvik Taban Kas Kuvvetinin Değerlendirilmesi ve Etkileyen Faktörlerin İncelenmesi]

Filiz Çiledag Ozdemir, Erkan Pehlivan

   

Abstract
The aim of this study is to investigate the factors affecting pelvic floor muscle strength of the women admitted to the gynecology clinics in Malatya by evaluating their pelvic floor muscle strengths with perineometry device. This study is of a cross-sectional type. In the sample selection, stratified cluster sampling method was used. 430 women between the ages of 20-50 were included in the study. In the analysis process; Chi-square and logistic regression were used. In our study, the mean value of pelvic floor muscle strength has been found to be 31.4±9.6 cmH2O. According to results of this research, it has been found out that there are primary relational factors between having a normal or mixed births (OR=5.546, CI=2.586-11.895), being at the age of 40 years and older (OR=3.484, CI=1.982-6.125) and pelvic floor muscle strength weakness (p

Key words: Pelvic floor muscle strength, perineometry, risk factors

Med-Science. 2015; 4(4): 2762-71

Medicine Science Vol:4 Issue:4 Year:2015 PP:2700-2988
Posted in Vol: 4 Issue: 4 Year: 2015 December pp: 2700-2988

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