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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2006;10(2):137-146.
Published online July 31, 2006.
Effect of Danjeon Breathing Exercise on Stress Urinary Incontinence and Quality of Life in Middle-aged Women
허명신1, 정향미2
1동의대
2동의대학교
단전호흡 운동이 중년여성의 긴장성 요실금과 삶의 질에 미치는 효과
허명신1, 정향미2
1동의대
2동의대학교
Abstract
Objective
To identify the effect of the Danjeon Breathing Exercise on stress urinary incontinence and quality of life (QoL) in middle-aged women.
Methods
The research design was a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The data were collected from April, 27, 2005 to August, 10, 2005. The subjects were 37 middle-aged women with stress urinary incontinence who were divided into an experimental group (19) and a control group (18). All of the subjects were examined for general characteristics, degree of stress urinary incontinence and QoL by using a questionnaire. The Danjeon Breathing Exercise program consists of three 80-minute sessions per week over 12 weeks.
Results
The degree of stress urinary incontinence was significantly decreased and QoL was significantly increased in the experimental group compared to the control group.
Conclusions
The Danjeon Breathing Exercise is effective for decreasing the degree of stress urinary incontinence and for increasing QoL. Therefore, the Danjeon Breathing Exercise is an effective nursing intervention for stress urinary incontinence and QoL in middle-aged women.
Key Words: stress urinary incontinence, quality of life, middle-aged women


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