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Knowledge attitude and practice towards pelvic floor muscle exercise among Pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in USM Hospital

International Medical Journal (1994) (Impact Factor: 0.09). 03/2012; 19:37-38.

ABSTRACT Objectives: To determine the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) towards pelvic floor muscle exercise (PFME) among antenatal women in Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM) Kelantan, Malaysia.
Design: A cross-sectional study
Materials and Methods: A total of 56 antenatal women attended the antenatal clinic from March to May 2009 were given self-administered validated KAP questionnaire on PFME
Results: Of 56 respondents, 96.4% were Malay and the mean age of 33 years. The proportion of antenatal women with good knowledge, attitude and practice score were 51.8%, 96.4% and 10.7% respectively. There was significant positive correlation between knowledge and practice score (p=0.012)
Conclusion: Despite of good attitude, the overall knowledge and practice on PFME were still poor and needs more attention from health care providers.
Key words: Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise, Pregnancy, Kegel exercise, Knowledge, Practice

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