Is hyacinth exercise better than pelvic floor exercise alone for urinary incontinence: A randomized trial

Kamarudin, Maherah and Hong, Jesrine Gek Shan and Gunasagran, Yogeeta and Chuan, Chua Shiao and Mohamed Razif, Noor Adeebah and Khong, Su Yen and Tan, Maw Pin (2021) Is hyacinth exercise better than pelvic floor exercise alone for urinary incontinence: A randomized trial. Urogynaecologia International Journal, 33 (1). pp. 22-27. ISSN 20388314, DOI

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Urinary Incontinence (UI) negatively impact women's physical, psychological and health-related quality of life. Pelvic strengthening exercise is the first line management in UI. We hypothesized that Hyacinth exercise is better than Pelvic Floor Exercise (PFE) in strengthening pelvic floor muscles, thus reducing female urinary incontinence. This randomized controlled trial involved 180 women with UI. Participants were taught on either Hyacinth exercise or PFE alone. Improvement in urinary symptoms and pelvic muscle strength were evaluated using a validated female pelvic floor questionnaire and objectively measured at 2 months and 6 months. Significant improvement in urinary symptoms and pelvic muscle strength post treatment at 2 months and 6 months was seen in both groups with p≤0.001. Although earlier improvement seen in Hyacinth group, it did not reach level of significant when compared, between the two exercises. Mean bladder score (PFE vs Hyacinth arm) 9.13±6.54 vs. 8.74±5.21, p=0.93 (2 months) and 5.80±4.15 vs. 5.79±4.22, p=0.92 (6 months). Although there was no statistical difference between the two groups for our primary and secondary outcomes, Hyacinth group demonstrated earlier improvement in urinary symptoms at 2 months. ©Copyright: the Author(s), 2021.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Malaya
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conservative treatment; Hyacinth; Pelvic floor; Pelvic floor exercise; Salat exercise; Urinary incontinence
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Medicine Department
Faculty of Medicine > Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2023 10:38
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 10:38

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