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What characteristics predict response to pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) in women with Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)?

PFMT, or “Kegels,” are the first-line treatment for women with SUI, but they are inconsistently effective. Study will identify determinants of success with PFMT in a prospective subcohort of women aged 18+ with SUI. Hypothesized moderators of PFMT outcome spanning the medical and social ecological model (e.g., self-efficacy, BMI, physical activity, race, occupation, socioeconomic status, education, PFM strength) will... more »


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