Recommendation ID
CG171/1
Question
Pelvic floor muscle training:- How effective are different pelvic floor muscle training regimens in the management of women with overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms and to whom should it be offered?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- For many women with urinary incontinence symptoms, management of their condition will take place predominantly in primary and community care. Pelvic floor muscle training may be their only experience of therapeutic intervention. It is not currently known whether different pelvic floor muscle training regimens have an impact on treatment outcomes. It is also not known whether other factors also have an impact on its effectiveness. These factors include the way that the training is offered, the technique that is taught, the intensity and frequency of training, and the length of time that pelvic floor muscle training is continued. Because pelvic floor muscle training is widely used in clinical practice, robust evaluation is needed to identify whether these or other factors have an important impact on patient-centred outcomes.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Urinary incontinence in women: management
Number
CG171
Date issued
September 2013

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 08/10/2013