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1 in 2 women are incontinent
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Incontinent women are $10,000/year more expensive to health systems
Datar M, Pan LC, McKinney JL, Goss TF, Pulliam SJ. Healthcare resource use and cost burden of urinary incontinence to United States payers. Neurourol Urodyn. 2022 Sep;41(7):1553-1562. doi: 10.1002/nau.24989. Epub 2022 Jun 16. PMID: 35708134; PMCID: PMC9542745.
33M women will have a gynecology exam this year
Receipt of Pelvic Examinations Among Women Aged 15–44 in the United States, 1988–2017. NCHS Data
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Adherence is the strongest predictor of efficacy
Alewijnse, I. Mesters, J. Metsemakers, J. Adriaans, B. van den Borne Predictors of intention to adhere to physiotherapy among women with urinary incontinence D. Health Education Research, Volume 16, Issue 2, April 2001, Pages 173–186
15% treatment completion for in-person PT
Fullerton ME, Mwesigwa PJ, Tandel MD, Kwan L, Grisales T, Tarnay CM. Comparison of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Attendance Based on Referring Provider Specialty. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2022 Jan 1;28(1):57-63. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001061. PMID: 34261109; PMCID: PMC9169548.
4.9 points reduction in the ICIQ-SF Index is clinically significant