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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2023  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-87

Correlation of core muscle strength with urge incontinence in menopausal women: An observational study


Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Physiotherapy, KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ashwini Bulbuli
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Physiotherapy, KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi - 590 010, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijptr.ijptr_110_22

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Context: Urogenital tract problems faced by menopausal women are of concern among which urinary incontinence is majorly considered, with the prevalence of 27.66% of urge incontinence affecting the quality of life and has significant cost implications. The core, including abdominal muscles as well as pelvic floor muscles, plays a critical role in continence maintenance. Urinary incontinence is caused by the weakness of these muscles in menopausal women. Aim: The aim of the study is to establish the correlation between the quality and quantity of core muscle strength in menopausal women with urge incontinence. Settings and Design: This is a correlational study conducted in a tertiary health-care center. Materials and Methods: The present study consisted of 50 volunteered women of age group 45 years and above. The participants were recruited by screening with the help of the Patient Perception of Intensity of Urgency Scale and were given the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire (ICIQ) and core strength was quantified using pressure biofeedback unit (PBU). Statistical Analysis: Pearson's correlation was used to establish the association between urge incontinence and core muscle strength. Results: Pearson's correlation revealed a significant correlation between the core strength in relation to urge incontinence in menopausal women with nonlinear association where PBU (P = 0.022*) and ICIQ (P = 0.001*) were found. Conclusion: According to the findings, the present study showed a significant correlation between menopausal age and core muscle strength and hence concluded that the correlation of core muscle strength with urge incontinence in menopausal women.


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