Perineometer- An equipment used for measuring the strength of voluntary contractions of pelvic floor muscles- A Review
Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is an umbrella term used for disorders like, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urgency etc. There are many evaluation and treatment tools available for pelvic floor assessment. The purpose of this review was to know the effectiveness and usage of perineometer for the evaluation and treatment of PFD in women, with focus on the usage in current clinical practice.
Electronic databases searched- PubMed, Google scholar and Cochrane
Search Terms used- Perineometer, pressure manometer, pelvic floor muscle trainer, clinical application
Method and Methodology- Inclusion criteria- Studies used Perineometer as evaluation/treatment method for any PFD in female population, Full text articles, case study, case control study, cross sectional, RCTs paper published between 2000-2022.
Exclusion criteria- Articles published in other than English.
Conclusion- Perineometer is an effective tool for evaluation and treatment of PFD but it’s usage in clinical practice needs to be enhanced for better objectivity of evaluation and treatment.
Keywords- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, pressure manometer, pelvic floor muscle trainer
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