||pelvic floor Measurement instruments IU, POP and Pain
||Experienced clinicians and researchers interested in pelvic floor muscle evaluation tools and their impact on clinical practice
Aims and Objectives
Aims: to review evidence-based literature on PFM evaluation tools —from digital evaluation to MRI imaging— and their influence on clinical practice.
- To review PMF evaluation tools —digital evaluation, pressure, EMG, dynamometry US and MRI— including their psychometric properties (reliability, validity…), advantages and disadvantages.
- To present the known body of evidence on the relationships between (1) pelvic-floor morphological deficit and dysfunction and (2) symptomatology, diagnosis and therapy outcome predictions.
- To examine the impact PFM evaluation literature has or should have on clinical practice for patients with urinary incontinence (UI), pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and vulvo-vaginal (perineal) pain.