Regression model for the prediction of risk of pelvic floor muscle weakness among older adults

Karkare, Prajakta and Mohapatra, Sidhiprada and Girish, N (2021) Regression model for the prediction of risk of pelvic floor muscle weakness among older adults. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 37 (2). pp. 108-113. ISSN 0882-7524

[img] PDF
RMS - 00011849.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (374kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

Pelvic floor muscle (PFM) weakness is a common presentation among older adults, assessment of which is complicated by privacy issues, availability of perineometer, and lack of trained therapists. Several factors seem to influence PFM strength. Hence, this study developed an alternate method using a regression model to determine PFM strength among institutionalized older women using 27 independent variables. A total of 102 participants were assessed for their PFM strength using peritron perineometer. Age, years of menopause, pelvic surgical procedures, strength of hip muscles, and degenerative disc disorders were found to have a significant odds ratio and were included in the regression model (r 2 = 0.484). It may be used as a simple and easy-toadminister method for the evaluation of PFM weakness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Institutionalized older adult; parity; pelvic floor dysfunction; pelvic floor muscle weakness; perineometer; regression mode.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2021 10:32
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2021 10:32
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/156980

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item