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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-39

Comparative study of effect of vaginal cones as a biofeedback device and pelvic floor exercises in rural females with urinary incontinence


Department of Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Pooja Kasatwar
Department of Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Sawangi Meghe, Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_181_19

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Background: The international continence society defines urinary incontinence (UI) as a situation in which involuntary urine loss is a hygienic or social issue and can be demonstrated objectively. Due to culture of silence, Indian females with urinary issues are quietly suffering from symptoms even when their symptoms trigger great discomfort and hamper regular activities. In India, there are limited research dealing with the effect of UI among rural females. Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the effect of vaginal cones and perineometer as a biofeedback device in rural females with UI. Objective: The objective of the study was to compare the effect of vaginal cones along with perineometer as a biofeedback device versus pelvic floor exercise in rural females with UI. Procedure: A comparative study included 45 participants aged 45–70 years as per the inclusion criteria which were divided into two groups: Group A was treated with vaginal cones and perineometer, whereas Group B was given Kegel exercises. Pre- and postreadings of questionnaire for female UI diagnosis and perineometer were taken. Results: The analysis of the result showed a significant improvement in Group A as compared to Group B. Conclusion: The present study concluded that a combined effect of vaginal cones and perineometer with biofeedback device showed a more significant result than pelvic floor muscle strength training (Kegel exercise).


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