Rehabilitation of Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Review Article
Introduction: This review article aims at finding papers comparing conventional treatment with new interventions in females affected with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Therefore, we selected papers with exercise therapy and electrical stimulation (ES) compared with vibration therapy.
Materials and Methods: We searched PubMed, Scopus, Ovid, and Springer for the papers published in English and the field of human-study registered from 2009 to 2019. The articles should be about pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT), electrical stimulation (ES), and new intervention like vibration in the treatment of SUI.
Results: We managed to identify 1276 articles on this topic. After deleting duplicate articles, we chose 22 of them. Based on the inclusion criteria, only 7 articles were finally included in this review article. PFMT and ES are conventional treatments, but some studies have focused on the efficiency of new modalities, such as vibration in the treatment of SUI.
Discussion: Based on our review, new intervention (vibration) has superior effects over ES and PFMT in the treatment of SUI; however, ES and PFMT are the first line of therapy.
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