Implementation of pelvic floor muscle training programs in health services: challenges and strategies

Workshop 18

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Workshop Schedule

13:30

Helena C Frawley

13:40

Helena C Frawley

14:00

Doreen McClurg

14:20

Sarah Dean

14:40

E Jean C Hay-Smith

15:00

None

15:30

Chantale L Dumoulin

15:50

All

16:10

All

16:25

None

Aims & Objectives

Basic
180 minutes
Health Services Delivery
Clinical
pelvic floor muscle exercise barriers
all disciplines interested in the effective implementation of PFMT in health services

This workshop will address the barriers and enablers to implementation of pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) in health services. While evidence for PFMT as an effective treatment for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse is strong, and international recommendations endorse this intervention as first-line treatment, availability of the service is variable and uptake and adherence is poor. The reasons are complex and relate to several levels within the health service: the treatment itself, the patient, the clinician, the social and the organisational context. This interactive workshop will explore the barriers and enablers at each level and provide strategies for participants to implement in their workplace.