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dc.contributor.authorCooper, H.E.*
dc.contributor.authorCarus, Catherine*
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-31T14:38:39Z
dc.date.available2016-08-31T14:38:39Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifier.citationCooper HE and Carus C (2015) Factors affecting women’s adherence with pelvic floor muscle exercises in a first pregnancy: a qualitative interview study. Journal of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy, 117: 29-34.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/8865
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractEvidence-based national guidelines recommend that women practise pelvic floor muscle exercises (PFMEs) during their first pregnancy in order to reduce the likelihood of becoming incontinent of urine. Adherence to these exercises during pregnancy is low, although little is known about the factors that influence some women to exercise during pregnancy while others do not. The aim of this study was to increase understanding of the motivating factors for, and barriers to, performing PFMEs during a first pregnancy using data gathered from four qualitative interviews. Analysis of the interview transcripts revealed four relevant themes: knowledge and understanding; experience of incontinence; attitude to incontinence; and cues to exercise. Having adequate knowledge of the PFMEs and the benefits of these exercises, knowing an incontinent woman of the same age and believing that the PFMEs would prevent incontinence, and having a regular cue to exercise prompted exercise adherence. Recommendations are made for practice and further research.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://pogp.csp.org.uk/group-journalen_US
dc.rights© 2015 POPG. Reproduced with the permission of the publisher and in accordance with their self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.subjectAdherence; First pregnancy; Motivation; Pelvic floor muscle exercises; Qualitative interview studyen_US
dc.titleFactors affecting women’s adherence with pelvic floor muscle exercises in a first pregnancy: a qualitative interview studyen_US
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dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionpublished version paperen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T12:26:33Z


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