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Abstract

Urinary incontinence can be characterised as 'the protest of any automatic spillage of urine. Under this more extensive definition, there are various indications, similar to Stress urinary incontinence, Urge urinary incontinence and mixed urinary incontinence. Postpartum urinary incontinence is here and there an unavoidable inconvenience of vaginal conveyance, particularly in the event that it happens to be a woman's first vaginal conveyance. Weaker pelvic muscle has reduced inability to stop the flow of urine among postnatal mothers. The study supports the need for nurses to educate the postnatal mothers about methods to reduce urinary incontinence by using the first line of treatment, i.e., pelvic floor muscle strengthening exercise. The present study aims to assess the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle exercise to reduce urinary incontinence among postnatal mothers.  A quantitative pre-experimental, one group pretest and post test research design were chosen to conduct the investigation among 60 postnatal mothers. Convenience sampling technique was used to select the postnatal mothers. Modified Sandviketal Severity Index tool was chosen to assess the pretest and post test level of urinary incontinence. The assessment includes on frequency (involuntary loss of urine occurs), incontinence with daily living and amount of urine leaks. The study results show most of the postnatal mothers had severe urinary incontinence and after the administration, pelvic floor muscle exercises most of the postnatal mothers had moderate urinary incontinence and this emphasizes the need to educate the postnatal mothers and promote them to perform PMRT so that they come through the postnatal period and for the betterment of life.

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Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise Urinary Incontinence and postnatal mothers

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KalaBarathi S, Babu Rani, Dhovarani E, & Esther Rani G. (2020). Effectiveness of Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise to reduce Urinary Incontinence among Postnatal Mothers. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL4), 62-65. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL4.3739