Total

Women who adhered to the PF exercises
 (n=24)

Women who did not adhere to the PF exercises
 (n=14)

 

n

%

n

%

n

%

Health problems

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Respiratory (asthma/bronchitis)

4

10.8

3

12.5

1

7.1

   Diabetes

1

2.6

0

0

1

7.1

   Arterial hypertension

5

13.2

4

16.7

1

7.1

   Symptoms of depression

8

21.1

5

20.8

3

21.4

   Recurrent urinary infection

7

18.4

5

20.8

2

14.3

   Back problems

6

15.8

2

8.3

4

28.6

   Post-Menopausal

11

28.9

8

33.3

3

21.4

   Hormone replacement therapy

7

18.4

6

25

1

7.1

   Smoking

7

18.4

5

20.8

2

14.3

Reports symptoms of urinary incontinence

18

47.4

11

45.8

7

50

Reports constipation

17

44.8

11

45.8

6

42.8

Reports difficulty in evacuating the bowels

12

31.6

8

33.4

4

28.5

PF muscle function

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 0

4

10.4

1

4.1

3

21.4

Grade 1

8

21.1

4

16.7

4

28.6

Grade 2

5

13.2

4

16.7

1

7.1

Grade 3

8

21.1

6

25

2

14.3

Grade 4

13

34.2

9

37.5

4

28.6

Table 3: Associated health problems, urinary incontinence, constipation, difficulty in evacuating bowels and muscle and sexual function among the participants who did and did not adhere to the practice of PF exercises.