World renowned researcher Kari Bo from Norway and associates have just epublished their latest research , ahead of print publication , in the World Journal of Urology .
The aim was to present and discuss the evidence for “Pelvic floor muscle training in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and sexual dysfunction.”
Data sources for the review are from many of the world’s leading resource files such as the Cochrane Review and Pub Med and only RCT’s ( randomly controlled trials) in English were reviewed .
Their conclusions summarised to pelvic floor muscle training being recommended as the first line treatment for SUI ( stress urinary incontinence) and POP (pelvic organ prolapse) but the treatment needs to be properly done with close follow-up whilst further RCT’s are warranted for pelvic floor muscle training in sexual dysfunction as they report a lack of RCT’s to review for this area.
Read the abstract here
Research is often reported in the media , and many times this can go viral once social media and mainstream media pick up on it. Unfortunately people often re-report and pass on information without getting their facts right and actually seeing the relevant research papers themselves and consequently inaccurate information can be passed on . Why am I saying this ? Because it is reviews of research such as this one to which you should listen ….. Professor Bo and her co-researchers only reviewed legitimate , well controlled studies and hence we can confidently believe their conclusions.
Always beware …you can’t always believe everything you read especially when it comes to drawing conclusions from research.