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Pelvic floor muscle thickness measured by perineal ultrasonography.

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  • Inge Thomsen Bernstein
  • N Juul
  • S Grønvall
  • B Bonde
  • P Klarskov
Pelvic floor muscle thickness was assessed in nine healthy female physiotherapists by perineal sonography. All measurements were performed as triple-measurements. The aims were to assess the reliability of the measurements and to establish a reference material. The muscle thickness at rest and at contraction was 9.4 +/- 0.8 mm and 11.5 +/- 1.1 mm respectively (mean +/- SD). Contraction increased the thickness by 2.2 +/- 0.8 mm or 23 +/- 8%. The intra- and inter observer standard deviation of the estimate was in the range of 4-6%. In conclusion, we find the reliability of the measurements acceptable.
TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Sider (fra-til)131-133
Antal sider3
StatusUdgivet - 1991

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