Pelvic floor muscle activation and strength components influencing female urinary continence and stress incontinence: A systematic review.

Helena Luginbühl, Jean-Pierre Baeyens, Jan Taeymans, Ida-Maria Maeder, Anette Kuhn & Lorenz Radlinger
Aims A better understanding of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) activation and strength components is a prerequisite to get better insight in PFM contraction mechanisms and develop more specific PFM‐training regimens for female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) patients. The aim of this systematic review (2012:CRD42012002547) was to evaluate and summarize existing studies investigating PFM activation and strength components influencing female continence and SUI. Methods PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were systematically searched for literature from January...
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