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ICS report on the terminology for pelvic floor muscle assessment

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The ICS Standardisation Steering Committee is pleased to announce that the ICS report on the terminology for pelvic floor muscle assessment is available in the Neurology & Urodynamics Journal.

The terminology for female and male pelvic floor muscle (PFM) assessment has expanded considerably since the first PFM function and dysfunction standardization of terminology document in 2005. New terms have entered assessment reports, and new investigations to measure PFM function and dysfunction have been developed. An update of this terminology was required to comprehensively document the terms and their definitions, and to describe the assessment method and interpretation of the finding, to standardize assessment procedures and aid diagnostic decision making.

Conclusion

A consensus‐based Terminology Report for assessment of PFM function and dysfunction has been produced to aid clinical practice and be a stimulus for research.

ICS Standardisation Steering Committee Chair

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ICS report on the terminology for pelvic floor muscle assessment, https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24658

ICS report on the terminology for pelvic floor muscle assessment, PDF

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