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Relationship among vaginal palpation, vaginal squeeze pressure, electromyographic and ultrasonographic variables of female pelvic floor muscles

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Autor(es):
Pereira, Vanessa S. [1] ; Hirakawa, Humberto S. [2] ; Oliveira, Ana B. [1] ; Driusso, Patricia [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Fisioterapia, BR-13560 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Med, BR-13560 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY; v. 18, n. 5, p. 428-434, SEP-OCT 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 8
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Background: The proper evaluation of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) is essential for choosing the correct treatment. Currently, there is no gold standard for the assessment of female PFM function. Objective: To determine the correlation between vaginal palpation, vaginal squeeze pressure, and electromyographic and ultrasonographic variables of the female PFM. Method: This cross-sectional study evaluated 80 women between 18 and 35 years of age who were nulliparous and had no pelvic floor dysfunction. PFM function was assessed based on digital palpation, vaginal squeeze pressure, electromyographic activity, bilateral diameter of the bulbocavernosus muscles and the amount of bladder neck movement during voluntary PFM contraction using transperineal bi-dimensional ultrasound. The Pearson correlation was used for statistical analysis (p<0.05). Results: There was a strong positive correlation between PFM function and PFM contraction pressure (0.90). In addition, there was a moderate positive correlation between these two variables and PFM electromyographic activity (0.59 and 0.63, respectively) and movement of the bladder neck in relation to the pubic symphysis (0.51 and 0.60, respectively). Conclusions: This study showed that there was a correlation between vaginal palpation, vaginal squeeze pressure, and electromyographic and ultrasonographic variables of the PFM in nulliparous women. The strong correlation between digital palpation and PFM contraction pressure indicated that perineometry could easily be replaced by PFM digital palpation in the absence of equipment. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/21409-9 - Influência da obesidade sobre a função, atividade eletromiográfica e volume da musculatura do assoalho pélvico de mulheres jovens nulíparas
Beneficiário:Patricia Driusso
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular