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S58| Volume 24, SUPPLEMENT 1, S6, November 2021

Pelvic floor symptoms are an overlooked barrier to exercise participation: a survey of 4556 symptomatic women

      Introduction: Physical inactivity is the second highest contributor to chronic disease and injury in Australian women. Pelvic floor (PF) disorders are highly prevalent; 25% of women in the general population report symptoms. This study aimed to (i) investigate barriers to exercise in women with PF symptoms (urinary incontinence [UI], anal incontinence [AI] and pelvic organ prolapse [POP]) (ii) determine factors associated with reporting PF symptoms as a substantial exercise barrier and (iii) investigate the association between reporting PF symptoms as an exercise barrier and physical inactivity.
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