Implementation of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Programs in Health Services: Challenges and Strategies

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Workshop Schedule

10:00

Helena C Frawley

10:05

Helena C Frawley

10:15

E Jean C Hay-Smith
Sarah Dean

10:25

Helena C Frawley
E Jean C Hay-Smith
Sarah Dean

10:40

Helena C Frawley
E Jean C Hay-Smith
Sarah Dean

Aims & Objectives

Intermediate
60 minutes
Health Services Delivery
Clinical
Pelvic floor muscle training Implementation Barriers
Urogynaecology, Conservative Management

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 provide strategies for participants to implement in their workplace to address the barriers and enablers to effective implementation of PFMT.