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Impact of Yoga Training on Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women

Stress urinary incontinence is a very common problem which can appear in all age periods. It is especially common among women and it has a great impact on their quality of life. The intent of this research was to find out whether regular yoga practice has any impact on the onset of SUI and on the knowledge of pelvic floor among women. The sample includes eighty-four women between the ages of twenty-six and seventy-three. Both descriptive and quantitative methods were used in the research. We used a 1KA questionnaire to survey women online and in several yoga studios in Ljubljana. We distributed the gathered results into two groups. In the control there was forty-six representatives which are not practicing yoga. Therefore the test group where are thirty-eight women who practice yoga at least 1x-2x per week and at least one year from the time of our survey. We processed the results using BM SPSS Statistic 22 and analyzed them using descriptive statistics and bivariate analysis. We found out that SUI is more prevalent and it is present in a stronger form among women from the control group. We also found out that women from the test group are more aware of the role of PFM and practice PFMT more correctly than those from the control group. In all the results obtained, the differences were not statistically significant. Based on the results, we conclude that yoga practice can improve SUI state or maintain continence in women. Therefore, it improves their quality of life.

Nina Mislej
Alma Mater Europaea
Slovenia

Patricija Goubar
Alma Mater Europaea
Slovenia

 


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