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Development and validation of a health education multimedia for pregnant women on pelvic floor muscle

Grant number: 21/05555-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2021
Effective date (End): September 30, 2022
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Patricia Driusso
Grantee:Jéssica Gabriela de Godoi Fernandes
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


It is known that pregnancy and delivery are important risk factors for pelvic floor muscle disorders (PFMD). In addition, it is known that the training of the pelvic floor musculature (PFM), performed during pregnancy or in the postpartum period can reduce the occurrence of these dysfunctions. However, studies demonstrate that the functions and dysfunctions of the pelvic floor muscles are little known by pregnant women and that they feel the need to receive more information on this subject. This study aimed to develop and validate a multimedia application for pregnant women's health education about PFM. It is a descriptive, transversal research in the production modality based on three stages: stage I - Bibliographic, a scientific review to find tools and information in the literature that would help in the development of the research; step II - Development of the Multimedia Application Prototype; step III - Validation of the Multimedia Application, by specialists in the areas of education, health and technology and by pregnant women. Participants in the validation stage will answer a rubric that assesses the following specifications: download, presentation and operation, pedagogical aspects, innovation and design, and by the level of satisfaction. The data will be tabulated in an Excel for Windows® 2010 spreadsheet and data analysis performed by the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software version 22.0 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). The Kappa (K) agreement test will be adopted to assess the degree of agreement between the assessors. A 95% confidence interval will be adopted, and the results will be obtained in the form of tables and dispersion graphs. (AU)

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