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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Impact of Running a Behavior Therapy Room for Various Categories of Urinary Incontinence Cases in Different Age Groups in Obstetrics-Gynecology Outpatient Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital

Vanita Jain, Puja Dudeja

Citation Information : Jain V, Dudeja P. Impact of Running a Behavior Therapy Room for Various Categories of Urinary Incontinence Cases in Different Age Groups in Obstetrics-Gynecology Outpatient Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2014; 48 (4):159-163.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1124

Published Online: 00-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

Urinary incontinence (UI) affects > 60% women. Its management is simple with the use of Kegel exercises. However, very few studies have been done in India about this problem and its solution.

Objective

To assess the impact of running a behavior therapy room (BTR) for various categories of UI cases in different age groups in obstetrics gynecology outpatient department (OBG-OPD) of a tertiary care hospital.

Materials and methods

Patients of UI were referred from gynecology OPD to BTR. There was trained staff available in BTR to teach Kegel exercises and related behavior therapy to the patients. Records of the patients were maintained. Follow-up was done through phone calls and personal visits of UI patients.

Results

A total of 251 cases were registered in BTR over 2 years. Overall 126 patients got relief from urine incontinence and prolapse of pelvic floor organs after BT.

Conclusion

Establishment of a separate room (BTR) with trained staff can be done in OBG department to teach Kegel exercises and to provide relief to women suffering from UI and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

Recommendation

Behavior therapy room should be established in gynecology OPDs of all hospitals.

How to cite this article

Kaur T, Dudeja P, Sharma M, Jain V, Singh A. Impact of Running a Behavior Therapy Room for Various Categories of Urinary Incontinence Cases in Different Age Groups in Obstetrics-Gynecology Outpatient Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2014;48(4):159-163.


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