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Table 7 Outcomes of studies of PFMT and VW with percentage cure, cure/improvement and positive and statistically significant outcomes

From: Pelvic floor muscle training and adjunctive therapies for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women: a systematic review

PFMT+VW studies Treatment time N (subjects) N (% lost to follow-up) % cure % cure/improved N (%) positive & statistically significant outcomes
Parkkinen (2004) 12 months 19 3 (16) NR a NR a 3 (100)
Arvonen (2001) 4 months 20 2 (10) 50 (1); 22 (2) 61 (2) 2 (100)
  1. (1) = objective cure based on pad test with standardised bladder volume, (2) = subjective rating of cure; a = not reported at 12 months