Effects of Combined Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises and Support Group on Urinary Incontinence and Quality of Life of Prostate Cancer Patients

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161062
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Presentation
Title:
Effects of Combined Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises and Support Group on Urinary Incontinence and Quality of Life of Prostate Cancer Patients
Abstract:
Effects of Combined Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises and Support Group on Urinary Incontinence and Quality of Life of Prostate Cancer Patients
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Zhang, Amy, Ph.D.
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA
Co-Authors:A. Zhang, <u>S.M. Moore, </u>Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; G.J. Strauss, Firm A, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH; G.J. Strauss, L.A. Siminoff, Sc
Background: Urinary incontinence significantly attenuates prostate cancer patients&#8217; long-term quality of life. This study examined the effect of combined Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises (PFME) and social support groups on urinary incontinence and quality of life of patients with stage I-III prostate cancer. Methods: 29 incontinent patients with postprostatectomy learned PFME through biofeedback and were randomized to the control group (n=15) and support group (n=14). The control group practiced PFME individually at home, while the support group attended six biweekly group meetings facilitated by a health psychologist. Assessments of urinary incontinence and quality of life were conducted at baseline and 3-month follow-up. Results: 86% support group participants vs. 46% control group participants practiced PFME 4-7 days weekly. At 3 months, the support group reported less urinary incontinence on a 0-10-point VAS rating scale than the control group (mean=3.2 vs. 4.7); fewer support group participants used pads (50%) than control group participants (84.6%). More support group participants than control group participants reported that they could stop the urge to urinate and prevent leakage at 3 months (71.4% vs. 38.5%, p</=.05). The support group also scored significantly lower on the severity of problems in daily living caused by urinary incontinence than the control group (p=.037) at 3 months, especially in relation with spouse (p=.038) and going out to public places (p=.022). Conclusions: Findings of this pilot study provided promising evidence regarding the effect of combined PFME and support groups on adherence to PFME, urinary incontinence, and quality of life. The findings warrant a further investigation at a larger scale.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of Combined Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises and Support Group on Urinary Incontinence and Quality of Life of Prostate Cancer Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161062-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of Combined Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises and Support Group on Urinary Incontinence and Quality of Life of Prostate Cancer Patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Zhang, Amy, Ph.D.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">amy.zhang@case.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">A. Zhang, &lt;u&gt;S.M. Moore, &lt;/u&gt;Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; G.J. Strauss, Firm A, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH; G.J. Strauss, L.A. Siminoff, Sc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Urinary incontinence significantly attenuates prostate cancer patients&amp;#8217; long-term quality of life. This study examined the effect of combined Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises (PFME) and social support groups on urinary incontinence and quality of life of patients with stage I-III prostate cancer. Methods: 29 incontinent patients with postprostatectomy learned PFME through biofeedback and were randomized to the control group (n=15) and support group (n=14). The control group practiced PFME individually at home, while the support group attended six biweekly group meetings facilitated by a health psychologist. Assessments of urinary incontinence and quality of life were conducted at baseline and 3-month follow-up. Results: 86% support group participants vs. 46% control group participants practiced PFME 4-7 days weekly. At 3 months, the support group reported less urinary incontinence on a 0-10-point VAS rating scale than the control group (mean=3.2 vs. 4.7); fewer support group participants used pads (50%) than control group participants (84.6%). More support group participants than control group participants reported that they could stop the urge to urinate and prevent leakage at 3 months (71.4% vs. 38.5%, p&lt;/=.05). The support group also scored significantly lower on the severity of problems in daily living caused by urinary incontinence than the control group (p=.037) at 3 months, especially in relation with spouse (p=.038) and going out to public places (p=.022). Conclusions: Findings of this pilot study provided promising evidence regarding the effect of combined PFME and support groups on adherence to PFME, urinary incontinence, and quality of life. The findings warrant a further investigation at a larger scale.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:15:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:15:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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