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Assessment of Perineal Floor Function: Electromyography with Acrylic Plug Surface Electrodes in Nulliparous Women

Citation

Thorp, John M., Jr.; Bowes, Watson A., Jr.; Droegemueller, William; & Wicker, Helen (1991). Assessment of Perineal Floor Function: Electromyography with Acrylic Plug Surface Electrodes in Nulliparous Women. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 78(1), 89-92.

Abstract

A new technique using acrylic plug surface electrodes was employed to record electromyographic activity in the musculature surrounding the rectum and vagina. Forty-one asymptomatic nulliparous women were tested. The group had a wide range of normal values. When eight women were chosen at random for a second testing session, intra-class correlation coefficients to compare readings between the two sessions ranged from 0.76-0.97, indicating adequate reliability. No demographic factor correlated with the voltage generated in these women.

URL

https://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/abstract/1991/07000/assessment_of_perineal_floor_function_.18.aspx

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1991

Journal Title

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Author(s)

Thorp, John M., Jr.
Bowes, Watson A., Jr.
Droegemueller, William
Wicker, Helen