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dc.contributor.authorvan der Walt, Ina
dc.contributor.authorBø, Kari
dc.contributor.authorHanekom, Susan
dc.contributor.authorRienhardt, Gunter
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-19T13:02:38Z
dc.date.available2015-03-19T13:02:38Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.citationInternational Urogynecology Journal. 2014, 25, 799-805nb_NO
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/279739
dc.descriptionI Brage finner du siste tekst-versjon av artikkelen, og den kan inneholde små forskjeller fra forlagets pdf-versjon. Forlagets pdf-versjon finner du på www.springer.com: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-013-2290-9 / In Brage you'll find the final text version of the article, and it may contain minor differences from the journal's pdf version. The original publication is available at www.springer.com: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-013-2290-9nb_NO
dc.description.abstractIntroduction and hypothesis: Limited knowledge exists about pelvic floor muscle (PFM) function in ethnic groups. The aim of this study was to compare PFM strength and endurance in a group of black, white and mixed-race women. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. Maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and endurance were measured with a perineometer and vaginal balloon sensor. Two sets of three MVC of the PFM were recorded; resting phase was 5 min. Demographic variables and factors associated with PFM strength were assessed. Results: A total of 122 nulliparous black (n = 44), white (n = 44) and mixed-race (n = 34) students participated. PFM of black women were stronger than that of white (p = 0.02) or mixed-race (p < 0.01) women. The MVC of PFM in black women decreased (p = 0.02) between the first and second set of contractions. Conclusions: Ethnic differences were found. Further clinical studies are needed to confirm an association between PFM function and pelvic floor disorders.nb_NO
dc.language.isoengnb_NO
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagnb_NO
dc.subjectethnicitynb_NO
dc.subjectmuscle endurancenb_NO
dc.subjectpelvic floornb_NO
dc.subjectstrengthnb_NO
dc.titleEthnic differences in pelvic floor muscle strength and endurance in South African womennb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medical disciplines: 700nb_NO
dc.source.journalInternational Urogynecology Journalnb_NO
dc.description.localcodeSeksjon for idrettsmedisinske fag / Department of Sports Medicinenb_NO


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