The Effect of Physiotherapy Treatment Following Gynaecological Surgery
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00222326|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 18, 2009
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Vaginal Hysterectomy, Pelvic Organ Prolapse Vaginal Surgery||Behavioral: Pelvic floor muscle training and lifestyle modification||Not Applicable|
Optimal pelvic floor muscle function is known to assist bladder and bowel function and control, pelvic organ support, as well as other areas of pelvic health. It is also known that problems in some of these areas can develop after pelvic surgery. By addressing the requirements for good bladder and bowel function/control, and organ support in the early post-surgical phase when tissue repair and scar formation are critical, it is proposed that there will be a reduction in the long-term prevalence of bladder and bowel dysfunction, and weak pelvic floor and abdominal muscles in post-surgical patients. There have been no previous studies investigating whether a physiotherapy intervention can assist pelvic function in this group of surgical patients.
This study aims to investigate the effect of a physiotherapy treatment program on pelvic function following gynaecological surgery.
Comparisons: Pre- and post-operative physiotherapy treatment vs no treatment following gynaecological surgery.
Outcome measures: Pelvic floor muscle strength, urine leakage, quality of life, sexual functioning, general fitness, measured at 3, 6 and 12 months post-operatively
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||The Effect of a Physiotherapy Treatment Program on Pelvic Function Following Gynaecological Surgery|
|Study Start Date :||July 2002|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2006|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2007|
Experimental: Pelvic floor muscle training
Pelvic floor muscle training: clinic and rooms exercise training
Behavioral: Pelvic floor muscle training and lifestyle modification
- Bladder symptom (prevalence and bother) questionnaire. [ Time Frame: Pre-operative compared to 12 months post-operative ]
- Prolapse symptom (prevalence and bother) questionnaire. [ Time Frame: Pre-operative compared to 12 months post-operative ]
- Pelvic floor muscle strength. [ Time Frame: Pre-operative compared to 12 months post-operative ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00222326
|School of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne|
|Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3010|
|Principal Investigator:||Mary P Galea, PhD||The University of Melbourne, Australia|