Early post-prostatectomy pelvic floor biofeedback

Jenny J. Franke, W. Barritt Gilbert, Judy Grier, Michael O. Koch, Yu Shyr, Joseph A. Smith

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Purpose: We determined whether biofeedback enhanced pelvic floor exercises begun 6 weeks after radical prostatectomy improve the early recovery of continence. Materials and Methods: We randomized 30 patients who underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy into a group that received 5 biofeedback sessions and a control group. Results: Overall 87% of patients were pad-free at 6 months with similar results in the treatment and control groups (86% versus 88%). There was no statistically significant difference in pad test results or voiding diary records in the 2 groups. Conclusions: A treatment program of biofeedback enhanced pelvic floor exercises begun 6 weeks after radical retropubic prostatectomy did not significantly affect continence in this study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Biofeedback (psychology)
  • Exercises
  • Prostate
  • Prostatectomy
  • Urinary incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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    Franke, J. J., Gilbert, W. B., Grier, J., Koch, M. O., Shyr, Y., & Smith, J. A. (2000). Early post-prostatectomy pelvic floor biofeedback. Journal of Urology, 163(1), 191-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-5347(05)68002-0