Effect of preoperative biofeedback/pelvic floor training on continence in men undergoing radical prostatectomy

Citation
Gt. Bales et al., Effect of preoperative biofeedback/pelvic floor training on continence in men undergoing radical prostatectomy, UROLOGY, 56(4), 2000, pp. 627-630
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Urology & Nephrology
Journal title
UROLOGY
ISSN journal
0090-4295 → ACNP
Volume
56
Issue
4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
627 - 630
Database
ISI
SICI code
0090-4295(200010)56:4<627:EOPBFT>2.0.ZU;2-D
Abstract
Objectives. To determine whether preoperative biofeedback training improves urinary continence overall or the rate of return of continence in men unde rgoing radical prostatectomy. Methods. One hundred men scheduled to undergo radical prostatectomy were ra ndomized to receive graded pelvic muscle exercise training with biofeedback 2 to 4 weeks before surgery or to a control group performing pelvic muscle exercises without biofeedback. The biofeedback group was instructed to con tinue exercises four times per day until surgery and to resume exercises wh en the urethral catheter was removed following surgery. The control group r eceived written and brief verbal instructions in pelvic muscle exercises be fore surgery and again after catheter removal. Urinary continence was asses sed by personal or phone interviews. Results. Six months following surgery, the continence rates, as defined by the use of one pad or less per day, were 94% (44 of 47) and 96% (48 of 50) in the biofeedback and control groups, respectively (P = 0.596). Also, the rate of return as determined at time points 1, 2, 3, and 4 months after sur gery was not significantly different between the two groups. Conclusions. Preoperative biofeedback training did not improve the outcome of pelvic muscle exercises on overall continence or the rate of return of u rinary control in men undergoing radical prostatectomy. UROLOGY 56: 627-630 , 2000. (C) 2000, Elsevier Science inc.