Pelvik Taban Kas Zayıflığı Olan Kadınlarda Pelvik Taban Eğitiminin Cinsel Fonksiyon ve Yaşam Kalitesi Üzerine Etkisi
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of pelvic floor muscle training on sexual function and quality of life in women. 37 women with an average age of 43.32 ± 6.37 years and who had a pelvic floor muscle strength of less than 3 according to the Modified Oxford Scale were included to this study. Illiterate individuals, individuals with neurological and perceptual problems were not included in the study. 37 women were randomly selected as the treatment group (n=19) or the control group (n=18). The treatment group was given pelvic floor muscle training for 6 weeks. Both the control group and treatment group suggestions were made. Pelvic floor muscle function of all subjects were measured with digital palpation and perineometer. Sexual function and quality of life were assessed by the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and quality of life by the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). At the end of 6 weeks there was a significant improvement in the FSFI score in the treatment group, while a significant decrease was observed in the control group score was observed (p<0,05). Although there was a difference when comparing all subparameters of FSFI in groups, it did not reach statistical significance level (p<0.05). When we looked at the quality of life, significant improvement was observed in the treatment group (p<0,05). In group comparisons statistically difference was found in favor of treatment group (p<0.05). According to these results, pelvic floor muscle training in women has an impact on sexual function and quality of life.