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PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE STRENGTH IN PRIMIPAROUS WOMEN ACCORDDING TO TYPE OF DELIVERY: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

Grant number: 13/01336-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2013
Effective date (End): June 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Obstetrical Nursing
Principal researcher:Sonia Maria Junqueira Vasconcellos de Oliveira
Grantee:Edilaine de Paula Batista Mendes
Home Institution: Escola de Enfermagem (EE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The changes caused by pregnancy, labor and birth can exert influence on the muscles of pelvic floor, with possible morbidity of the genitourinary track briefly or permanently. The aim of this study is to evaluate the Perineal Muscle Strength (PMS) in primiparous according to mode of delivery and compare the average PMS by type of delivery, perineal conditions, weight of the newborn, body mass index, age, color and marital status. This is an observational cross-sectional evaluation of the PMS by perineometry in primiparous. The case studies are made of mothers between 42 to 60 days postpartum that come for a consultation for puerperal or puerperal culture in a Basic Health Unit in the city of Itapecerica da Serra, Sao Paulo. The sample will be determined by a section of the population against the estimated number of monthly deliveries. Data collection will take place from September 2013 to February 2014. This study aims to contribute a theoretical profile of PMS to allow development of prevention programs to ensure the care of morbid pelvic muscle and genitourinary track.

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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
MENDES, Edilaine de Paula Batista. Pelvic floor muscle strength in primiparous women according to type of delivery: a cross-sectional study. 2015. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Enfermagem (EE/SBD) São Paulo.

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