Intervention Review

Pelvic floor muscle training for prevention and treatment of urinary and faecal incontinence in antenatal and postnatal women

  1. Rhianon Boyle1,
  2. E. Jean C Hay-Smith2,*,
  3. June D Cody3,
  4. Siv Mørkved4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Incontinence Group

Published Online: 17 OCT 2012

Assessed as up-to-date: 7 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007471.pub2


How to Cite

Boyle R, Hay-Smith EJC, Cody JD, Mørkved S. Pelvic floor muscle training for prevention and treatment of urinary and faecal incontinence in antenatal and postnatal women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD007471. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007471.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Aberdeen, Academic Urology Unit, Aberdeen, UK

  2. 2

    University of Otago, Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand

  3. 3

    University of Aberdeen, Cochrane Incontinence Review Group, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK

  4. 4

    St. Olavs Hospital,Trondheim University Hospital, Clinical Service,, Trondheim, Norway

*E. Jean C Hay-Smith, Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand. jean.hay-smith@otago.ac.nz.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 17 OCT 2012

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