A prospective knowledge, attitude and practice-based study of pelvic floor muscle training in fitness-oriented women

Authors

  • Fayaz Khan H. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, FHMC, Etmadpur, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Shweta Gupta Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, FHMC, Etmadpur, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Mukul Chandra Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, FHMC, Etmadpur, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Fariza Siddiqui Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, FHMC, Etmadpur, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Bhuvneshwari Upadhyay Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, FHMC, Etmadpur, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20241295

Keywords:

Pelvic floor muscle training, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice

Abstract

Background: Although knowledge, attitude and need of pelvic floor muscle training are well established but there is lack of practice of PFMT even in fitness oriented educated women. Objective was to evaluate the knowledge, Attitude, Practice (KAP) of PFMT in fitness-oriented women.

Methods: A Cross-sectional study was performed on 100 women of 18-45 years who are not pregnant and fitness oriented by providing a self-administrated KAP questionnaire then all answers were analysed.

Results: A total of 100 women were included in the study and baseline characteristics were determined. Out of 100 participants 97% had the knowledge about the pelvic floor muscle while 95% knew about its exercise with 100% of them believed it to be a good practice. The results showed significant association with the knowledge of PFMT to the educational status. Despite In spite of high quality of knowledge, attitude and awareness regarding pelvic floor muscle and its training, unfortunately only 8% of educated females practiced pelvic floor muscle exercises in their daily routine.

Conclusions: So, we conclude that pelvic floor muscle training should be inculcated in our society at the very root levels or even in school education like other exercises or meditation. Essential motivation, education and awareness should be spread through various possible means.

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2024-05-09

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