International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | Egypt | Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017

Assess Levels of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of the Married Women about Pelvic Floor Muscles Exercise

Wafaa Ahmed Ibrahim

Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess knowledge, attitude and practice regarding pelvic floor muscles exercises among women in A1 Madinah A1 Monawarah. The design descriptive cross sectional research design was use. settings the study was conducted at 3 randomly seleted family health centers affiliated to the ministry of health in Al Madinah city named A1 hejra, alawaly and azhary primary health care centers. subjects the study was comprise a convenience sample of 200 pregnant women attending the previously selected family health centers. tool questioner schedule was used. The Result show that more than one half (54 %) of our sample were aged from 25 years to less than 35 years. And low rate of them were had urinary incontinence. In relative to knowledge of them about pelvic floor muscles exercise was good, more than three quarter of them (76.5 %) heard about it. As there trend, the exercise has not spread widely among women, while about two third (66.5 %) of the sample agreed to do. The majority of our sample agree with the relationship between obesity and multi pregnancy with relaxant and muscles weakness of pelvic floor muscles, Also they think this exercise is very important during antenatal and postnatal. Regarding to application of married women to pelvic floor muscles exercises it was observed that less than two fifth (39.5 %) had these application while only (8, 5 %) had not. In Conclusion over all our sample knowledge and attitude on pelvic floor muscle exercises were good, which shown more than three quarter of the subject were known about this exercises, but unfortunately the practice of the subject on pelvic floor muscle exercises were poor

Keywords: pelvic floor muscles exercise, pregnancy, vaginal prolapse, uterine prolapse, Kegel exercises

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017,

Pages: 1455 - 1459

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