Test-retest intra-rater reliability of vaginal measurement of pelvic floor muscle strength using Myomed 932.

Sigurdardottir T, Steingrimsdottir T, Arnason A, Bø K

The objective of this study was to investigate test-retest intra-rater reliability of measurements of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength using Myomed 932(R).  Twenty healthy female volunteers had their PFM strength measured during two attempts of maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) measured as vaginal squeeze pressure in hectoPascals (hPa). The results showed that there was no significant difference between the first and second tests.

This test-retest intra-rater reliability study for Myomed 932 showed a very good reliability using ICC. The authors suggest that this device can be used both in practice and clinical trials for assessing female PFM strength.

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2009 Jul 4;:1-5

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