Knowledge of continent women on physiotherapy as a treatment of urinary incontinence

Knowledge of continent women on physiotherapy as a treatment of urinary incontinence





Physiotherapy, Female pelvic floor, Urinary incontinence, Urogenital system


Objective: To identify the knowledge about physiotherapy as a treatment of urinary incontinence in continent women. Methods: The study was characterized by a cross-sectional and quantitative study. A ten items questionnaire, created by the researchers, was used with related questions about women's health. The sample consisted of 60 continents women, aged between 20-90 years, divided into age groups, accommodating ten participants in each age delimitation as follows: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-90. Results: The results showed that 65% of the women did not know about the physiotherapeutic treatment for UI, 28.33% had heard and 6.67% knew about it. The channels of knowledge selected by the volunteers who claimed to know or hear about physiotherapy in the UI were 18.18% media, 31.82% were people known, 45.45% were health professionals, and 4.55% were other unna/med forms. It was also found that women aged between 60 and 90 years have more knowledge on the subject (15%) than those aged 20 to 39 (5%) and 40 to 59 years (0%). Conclusion: It is concluded, therefore, that continents women need more information regarding physical therapy treatment for urinary incontinence. In addition, this awareness should occur in a multidisciplinary way to cover a greater number of women and information providers, in view of the search for treatment early avoid greater complications.


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MELLO, E. M. C. D. L., MEDEIROS, H. H. F., & DE MATOS, N. Y. D. A. (2018). Knowledge of continent women on physiotherapy as a treatment of urinary incontinence. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 6(8), 153–166.