Pelvic floor muscle training versus other active treatments for urinary incontinence in women

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the effects of pelvic floor muscle training against other single treatment modalities in the management of female urinary (stress, mixed, urgency) incontinence.

We will make the following comparisons:

  1. PFMT versus lifestyle intervention, based on structured and supervised programme;

  2. PFMT versus weighted vaginal cones;

  3. PFMT versus mechanical intervention (e.g. pessary);

  4. PFMT versus behavioural and psychological therapy (e.g. bladder training with the characteristic scheduled voiding regimen);

  5. PFMT versus non-invasive electrical or magnetic stimulation (we will exclude trials that involve the use of implantable electrodes);

  6. PFMT versus drug therapy;

  7. PFMT versus surgery;

  8. PFMT versus any other stand-alone active treatment as reported by individual trials.