Effect of Kegel and Urinary bladder training exercise program on Severity of Urinary Incontinence among Older adults living alone

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Nittaya Chanthabut
Chintana Leelakraiwan
Puttiporn Pitanthananukul
Nongnuch Kunakote
Panngam Wannapuek


A condition in which urine leaks uncontrollably, it is a geriatric syndrome and causing health problems affecting
the quality of life of the elderly. Which such symptoms can be the cure, but most people ignore it. The single group pre and post–test designs were employed. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the Kegel and Urinary bladder exercise training program on the severity level of urinary Incontinence for older people living alone. The study sample recruited 30 elderly who were living alone, using purposive sampling. The Kegel and Urinary bladder exercise training program was carried out for 13 weeks. Tools used for screening sample groups, include: Chula mental test [CMT]) and assessment to screen for urinary incontinence in the elderly. The tools used to collect data include a general information questionnaire and a form to assess the severity of urinary incontinence Kegel and Urinary bladder training exercise program consisting of a practice manual for those with urinary incontinence, pelvic floor muscle training equipment, form to record time and number of pelvic floor exercises, daily urination record form incontinence of urine screening form in the elderly, urinary incontinence severity assessment form Data analysis using descriptive statistic and paired t–test. Results of the study reveal that after completing in the training program, the study sample had significantly reduced severity level of urinary incontinence (t = 14.14, p < .05). This study suggested that the Kegel and Urinary bladder exercise training program could help an elderly woman manage their stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and mixed incontinence, effectively.

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Chanthabut N, Leelakraiwan C, Pitanthananukul P, Kunakote N, Wannapuek P. Effect of Kegel and Urinary bladder training exercise program on Severity of Urinary Incontinence among Older adults living alone. JMPH4 [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 11 [cited 2024 Jul. 17];14(2):70-8. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JMPH4/article/view/264557
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