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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.13.NQ88008

Pelvic floor conditions in women treated in primary care

Dr. Alvaro Paúl Moina Veloz, Dr. Alberto Sánchez Garrido, Dr. Flor Betzabet Morocho Quinchuela

Abstract

Introduction: The prevalence of pelvic floor disorders is increasing and health care providers must be prepared to manage these conditions more frequently and effectively Objective: to develop symptom-based case definitions for pelvic floor disorders. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted, where a random sample of medical records from 6 rural and urban clinics was remotely reviewed. Results: Sensitivity was 81.9% (95% CI 75.1-87.2) for urinary incontinence and 61.2% (95% CI 46.2-74.5) for fecal incontinence. Conclusions: Our case definition for urinary incontinence met our standard of validity and can be used for epidemiologic research.

Keywords

pelvic floor, urinary incontinence, uterine prolapse, primary care source: DeCS

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