The Efficiency of Physiotherapy on the Quality of Life of Women Bearers of Urinary IncontinenceRebecca Gonçalves da Silva1*, Rodrigo Daminello Raimundo2,3, Luiz Carlos de Abreu3, Vitor Engrácia Valenti4, Laércio da Silva Paiva5 and Fernanda Antico Benetti1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rebecca Gonçalves da Silva
Faculty of Medicine ABC, Physiotherapy Department
Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil
Email: [email protected]
Received date: April 07, 2016; Accepted date: January 25, 2017; Published date: January 30, 2017
Citation: Da Silva RG, Raimundo RD, De Abreu LC, Valenti VE, Silva Paiva L, et al. (2017) The Efficiency of Physiotherapy on the Quality of Life of Women Bearers of Urinary Incontinence. Physiother Rehabil 2:126. doi:10.4172/2573-0312.1000126
Copyright: © 2017 Da Silva RG, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Introduction: The Urinary Incontinence (UI) is a kind of lower urinary tract disfunction that may happen when there are alterations in the physiologic urination process. The use of therapeutic exercises has shown itself very efficient in the treatment of UI, with the objective of improving the efficiency of the urethral sphincter during the intraabdominal pressure raise periods. Objective: Evaluate the efficiency of the perineal exercises and vaginal electrostimulation on the quality of life of women bearers of urinary incontinence. Method: About 10 patients with urinary incontinence (UI) were submitted to a series of perineal exercises and electrostimulation. A UI specific questionnaire “Incontinence Quality of Life Instrument” (I-QOL) was used for the evaluation of the patients. Results: There was an improvement in the general score of the I-QOL whereas without significant improvement values. Conclusion: Therapeutic Exercises associated to electrostimulation may bring improvements to the urinary incontinence patients’ quality of life.