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    Autori: Jozef Babečka

    In: Zdravotnícke štúdie

    ISSN: 1337-723X

    Ročník: 14

    Číslo: 2

    Strany: 45-51

    Rok vydania: 2022

    Vydavateľ: VERBUM – vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku


    Introduction: Within the framework of the use of various aids for the therapy of urinary incontinence, a wide space has opened up for the autonomous activity of the nurse. In her own way, the nurse is the main point of communication for all other members of the team, including the doctor himself, precisely in the assessment and reporting of the information found. The paper analyzed the types of physical therapy for stress urinary incontinence and conducted research on a selected group of female respondents who used the patented Medilady rehabilitation aid in the treatment of incontinence.
    Objective: The objective of the contribution was to monitor the impact of urinary incontinence on the quality of life of women using the Medilady rehabilitation aid.
    Methodology: The research file consisted of female respondents with a diagnosis of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), who used the Medilady rehabilitation aid to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles for more than 90 days. Data collection took place between 08/2021 - 01/2022 at the Viennese Private Clinic in Vienna, after the agreement of the clinic management with the subsequent approval and publication of the questionnaire for the designated group of female respondents, in the form of quantitative research. 96 female respondents were approached. Of these, 81 questionnaires were completely filled out and returned. The data were processed by statistical analysis using the binomial test and the paired Wilcoxon test 
    Results: The treatment of urinary incontinence in women with the rehabilitation aid Medilady is a relative novelty. This greatly limited the selection of suitable respondents for the conducted research. According to the selected criteria, 91% of the clients increased the weight of the weights, so we can evaluate that the pelvic floor was effectively strengthened in the specified cohort of clients. 71% of users reported no negative experiences with the use of Medilady.
    Conclusion: The limits of the research were in the relatively low number of respondents and the patented device Medilady, which is new in the treatment of urinary incontinence, where comparisons of results in professional studies were not available. Further research needs to be continued due to urinary incontinence and its impact on the quality of life of the woman herself.

    Keywords: Urinary incontinence. Medilady. Stress incontinence. Nurse. Quality of life. Nursing.


    BABEČKA, Jozef.  Inkontinencia moču a Medilady. In: Zdravotnícke štúdie [online]. Ružomberok: VERBUM – vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku, 2022, 14 (2), s. 45-51. ISSN 1337-723X. Dostupné na internete: https://doi.org/10.54937/zs.2022.14.2.45-51