Monday, July 29, 2013

August 7, 2013Pelvic Physiotherapy Distance Journal Club

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This month’s discussion

Chase JW, et al. Trunk strength and mobility changes in children with slow transit constipation. J of Gastroenterology and Hematology 2009;24:1876-1884. 

Chiarello CM, Mcauley JA. Concurrent validity of calipers and ultrasound imaging to measure interrecti distance. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2013;43(7):495-503.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Aspects of Sexual Self-Schema in Premenopausal Women with Dyspareunia: Associations with Pain, Sexual Function, and Sexual Distress

Els Pazmany MA1,*, Sophie Bergeron PhD2, Lukas Van Oudenhove MD, PhD3, Johan Verhaeghe MD, PhD4, Paul Enzlin PhD1,5
Article first published online: 11 JUL 2013 The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Introduction Although it is known that women with dyspareunia suffer from impaired psychological and sexual functioning, the study of the various dimensions of sexual self-schema and their associations with these outcomes has been neglected.

Aim To examine whether self-image cognitions about vaginal penetration, body image, and feelings and beliefs about one's own genitals contribute to the variance in pain, sexual functioning, and sexual distress.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

New articles of intrest

Giggins OM, Persson UM, Caulfield B.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2013 Jun 18;10:60. doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-10-60.
PMID: 23777436 [PubMed - in process] Free PMC Article
Hou CP, Chen TY, Chang CC, Lin YH, Chang PL, Chen CL, Hsu YC, Tsui KH.
Clin Interv Aging. 2013;8:667-73. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S44321. Epub 2013 Jun 6.
PMID: 23766642 [PubMed - in process] Free PMC Article
Nilssen SR, Mørkved S, Overgård M, Lydersen S, Angelsen A.
Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2012 Dec;46(6):397-404. doi: 10.3109/00365599.2012.694117. Epub 2012 Jul 2.
PMID: 22746358 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Pereira VS, de Melo MV, Correia GN, Driusso P.
Neurourol Urodyn. 2013 Jan;32(1):48-52. doi: 10.1002/nau.22271. Epub 2012 Jun 5.
PMID: 22674639 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Monday, July 15, 2013

Urinary Incontinence Among Group Fitness Instructors Including Yoga and Pilates Teachers. Bo K, et al. Neurourology and Urodynamics 30:370-373 (2011).

Pelvic Physiotherapy Think Tank
July 10, 2013 Michelle Spicka, DPT

Objective:  The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) among female group fitness instructors, including Pilates and yoga teachers. 

Study Design/Method:  This was a cross-sectional study using an online questionnaire to evaluate health issues in group fitness instructors in Norway.  847 (152 men and 685 women) Fitness instructors responded to the survey.  The questionnaire contained questions about age, education, number and types of classes taught per week, exercise history, height and weight, injuries and different health issues. 

The International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire- UI short form was used to assess UI which assesses frequency, severity and perceived impact of incontinence in addition to an unscored self-diagnostic item.

Sexual Function after Childbirth by the Mode of Delivery: A Prospective Study. Lurie S, Aizenberg A, et al. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 16 April 2013.

Pelvic Physiotherapy Think Tank
July 10, 2013 Michelle Spicka, DPT

Objective:  To evaluate sexual behavior longitudinally in the postpartum period by mode of delivery.

Study Design/Method: 

                Five groups were defined:

1.       Women who delivered vaginally without an episiotomy

2.       Women who delivered vaginally with an episiotomy

3.       Women who delivered by instrumental delivery

4.       Women who delivered by emergent cesarean section

5.       Women who delivered by an elective cesarean section